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Reign of Assassins (2010)

Jian yu (original title)
Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zeng Jing
Jiang Ah-sheng
Cao Feng, The Wheel King
Ye Zhanqing (Turquoise)
Lei Bin
Xiaodong Guo ...
Zhang Renfeng
Xi Yu
Yiyan Jiang ...
Tian Qingtong
Lian Sheng, the Magician
Mrs. Cai
Killer Bear (as Matt Wu)
Doctor Li (as Jin Shijie)
Pace Wu ...
Qing Jian (Kongdong Teal Sword)
Zonghan Li ...
Lu Zhu (Wisdom) (as Calvin Li)
Eater Bear


Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret. Written by rojak88

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Plot Keywords:

martial arts | sword fight | wuxia | See All (3) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

28 September 2010 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Reign of Assassins  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michelle Yeoh had initial doubts about the role as she had not used her martial arts skills since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). See more »


Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »


Composed by Dingding Sa & Peng Bo
Lyrics by Salad Li & Dingding Sa
Performed by Dingding Sa & Wu Tsing-Fong
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User Reviews

Everything a good wuxia can be.
11 December 2010 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

Reign of Assassins is a delightfully well made wuxia movie which will offer those familiar with previous entries in the genre everything they would expect; from vibrant visuals to elegantly choreographed swordplay and the fair share of melodrama which has become an integral part of this genre. I won't dive into plot details because there aren't a whole lot of them for me spend here, the plot synopsis which is provided on this site and others should give any viewer a good idea about the movies proceedings.

Director Su Chao-Pin and veteran filmmaker John Woo exhibit considerable command when juggling the films tone between dramatic seriousness and lighthearted romance whilst ensuring smooth transitions between the two and creating an equilibrium between exposition and action with none overshadowing the other. Actress Michelle Yeoh remains as charismatic as ever while playing the lead role with confidence and effectiveness and contributes greatly to the movies more dramatic scenes.

Overall, fans and familiars of the genre are guaranteed a great time with Reign of Assassins, those who do not enjoy wuxias in general should steer clear of this one as well.

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