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14 Blades (2010)

Jin yi wei (original title)
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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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Qiao Hua
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Judge
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Prince (as Sammo Hung)
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Tuo Tuo
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Xuan Wu
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Zhao Shenyan
Ma Wu ...
Qiao Yung
Kar-Ying Law ...
Jia Jingzhong
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Fa Huang
Zhi-Hui Chen ...
Bai Hu
Xiang Dong Xu ...
Xiahou
Hark-On Fung ...
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Loi Kwan Kam ...
Zhu Que
Liu Zhuo-Ling ...
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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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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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Referenced in Running Man: Dong chang da zhan jin yi wei (2015) See more »

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Fun if disposable
6 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although it gets off to a shaky start, after the first half an hour 14 Blades acquits itself well as a perfectly serviceable martial arts romp with all the requisite elements, ranging from hard-hitting kung fu action, weapon play and court intrigue to romance, picturesque locations and heroic endeavours. It's all made better than it has any right to be thanks to the presence of martial arts supreme Donnie Yen, who's quickly established himself as my favourite of the modern-day action stars.

14 BLADES sees Yen playing the role of a powerful governmental assassin who finds himself betrayed by a dastardly villain and forced to flee for his life while an endless stream of warriors pursue him. Along the way, he must contend with his growing feelings for a female ally, played by the ravishing Zhao Wei, while at the same time battling a superior warrior women played by Kate Tsui. There's a pointless cameo for Sammo Hung and some decent fight action along the way, although it has to be said that the choreography isn't as superior as I'd expect given Yen's involvement. Still, for martial arts fans this is a fun if disposable outing.


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