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

R  |   |  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
Zhi-Hui Chen ...
Bai Hu
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Prince Qing (as Sammo Hung)
Damian Lau ...
Zhao Shenyan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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At one point, what is unquestionably a bundle of dynamite is used, although dynamite was patented in 1867 - 223 years after the end of the Ming Dynasty during which this movie takes place. See more »

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The Fast & Furious 14 Blades!
17 December 2011 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

14 Blades is a good martial arts movie however I felt much of the charm or magic was dampened by the constant use of technology. As felt by many viewers here in IMDb, the effects used to make our characters jump around with ease or gravity-defying stunts or even throwing darts at ridiculously long distances at pin-point accuracy & strength overshadowed raw action that could have made this movie more thrilling.

Donnie Yen as Qinglong(ex-leader of government's secret police) is a seriously cool fighter, so is Wu Chun, as head of some desert bandits. Then, we also have Kate Tsui who plays the lethal female character Tuotuo with ease. Amidst all these action characters, the very pretty Zhao Wei as Qiao Hua(the only lead role who doesn't really fight) alleviates the mood of the movie with her calm & peaceful presence.

Verdict: Despite the too many special effects, I still recommend the movie for at least one viewing for all the action, especially the racy, exciting sword fights.


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