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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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Qinglong
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Qiao Hua
Chun Wu ...
Judge
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Prince (as Sammo Hung)
Kate Tsui ...
Tuo Tuo
Yuwu Qi ...
Xuan Wu
Damian Lau ...
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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Not quite there because of the flat and unoriginal storyline, but still a martial arts movie that might be worth watching maybe once
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This is another martial arts flick with weapons and it's a pretty good one at that, just isn't great. Mainly it's because the story is sort of flat although all over the place at times. But I liked the comic book style of this movie and since it works sometimes. The title of this movie is the weapons that Donnie Yen's character carries around with him in a wooden box, but they mostly all look generic. Although each weapon has it's purpose, but you can't tell which weapon is which while watching for the most part. Also the 14 blades isn't even used in a special manner, it just seemed like regular swords for the most part. It would have been cool if it showed each weapon with a distinctive different look and style of fighting to it. But that just doesn't apply to this movie for the most part. What starts out as a bit over the place plot while being somewhat interesting quickly becomes a romance movie between Donnie Yen and Zhao Wei's characters. However the fight choreography is done really well in this and doesn't come off as being super lame to watch or anything like that. It seems like Donnie Yen's talent is increasing with every martial arts movie he is in. The set pieces are well crafted as well and if the plot carried it's own weight as well, this would have been a great martial arts movie.

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