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14 Blades (2010)
"Jin yi wei" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | History  -  22 August 2014 (USA)
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A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.

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Credited cast:
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General Qinlong
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Qiao Hua
Chun Wu ...
Judge of the Desert
Kate Tsui ...
Tuo Tuo
Yuwu Qi ...
Xuan Wu
Ma Wu ...
Qiao Yung
Kar-Ying Law ...
Jia Jingzhong
Xiang Dong Xu ...
Xiahou
Chen Zhi Hui ...
Bai Hu
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Prince Qing (as Sammo Hung)
Damian Lau ...
Zhao Shenyan
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Ruiyun An ...
Army Officer Yang
Xu Bao-Shan ...
Flag bearer
Tan Jian Chang ...
Treasurer
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Fa Huang
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A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.

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Rated R for violence and bloody images | See all certifications »
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Not enough
28 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'm not talking about the blades, but about the story. It's a shame that the story (as good as it is and it's not bad) is not more fleshed out. Recent movies have shown that there are ways to make the eastern movies attractive (again). Though I am a bit biased, having grown up watching the Shaw Brothers movies, I do think that this could have done with a bit of script writing upgrade.

Of course the Shaw Brothers movies might not stand up to the test of time (or script writing I come to expect these days), but apart from that they had great actors. Donnie Yen holds his stand here and he does a good job. Of course that also means that the action is well shot and choreographed. I'm just saying you might be left with a feeling that there could have been more.


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