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Reign of Assassins (2010)
"Jian yu" (original title)

R  |   |  Action  |  28 September 2010 (China)
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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

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

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

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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28 September 2010 (China)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ah-Sheng had an unusual accent because he was portrayed by a Korean actor. The Korean language is famous for not having accents or tonal variations. See more »

Connections

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

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Written by Salad Li and Sa Ding Ding
Performed by Sa Ding Ding
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Classic Chinese Wushu Movie
16 October 2010 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

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As a born and bred Chinese, I have seen my share of Chinese Martial arts movies. The Reign of Assassins gave me the feeling of watching one of the great classics. It's story is not the most original, but it gives a nice background for the viewer to see the beautiful acting and action scenes. At times it's a love story at others a suspense flick with all the intrigue. The actors do a good job in conveying their emotions to the audience. Most of the characters get fleshed out, so your not only interested in the main characters. Story wise I have to say that some of the things were a bit confusing, but if you paid attention it all made sense.

The action scenes are plenty and well choreographed. The fighting was made believable, nothing was over the top. I especially liked how the action sometimes slows down just to show the viewer how things are done. This brings the action more to life and you actually notice all the small gestures the actors need to make in order to sway or dodge an attack.

Overall I liked the movie and I highly recommend fans of the genre to watch it. I surely enjoyed it.


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