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Metascore

Based on 12 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
So engaging and illuminating that it is enjoyable even for those unfamiliar with one of cinema's most dynamic forms.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
An often intriguing documentary, albeit one with wires attached.
67
A loving tribute to Hong Kong stuntmen by one of their own, the directorial debut of stuntman-turned-actor Robin Shou ("Mortal Kombat") is a wince-inducing behind-the-scenes look at the way contemporary Hong Kong action cinema is created.
60
The A.V. Club
Shou focuses on a meaty subject, and he has an insider's access to the world he's exploring. But his behind-the-scenes film doesn't spend nearly enough time behind the scenes.
50
Robin Shou frequently cuts to scenes from one of his recent movies, adding to the impression that this is a vanity reel.
50
L.A. Weekly
Brave, gifted, haunted and poor, these kids are so heartbreaking that you wish Shou had the good sense to give their lives the attention he lavishes on himself.
50
Offers a lively but jumbled insider's view of a world of great talent and greater risk.
50
Chicago Tribune
As its awkward subtitle suggests, the execution is more than a little sloppy.
40
Variety
An awkward blend of documentary and genre pic.
30
Washington Post
For a quicker and more startling survey of Hong Kong stunts gone wrong, just check out the blooper clips that conclude any '80s Chan flick.

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