MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,367 this week

The Lost Bladesman (2011)
"Guan Yun Chang" (original title)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 2,813 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 41 critic

The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.

Directors:

,

Writers:

,
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 27 Jul 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 18 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lost Bladesman (2011)

The Lost Bladesman (2011) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lost Bladesman.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Yuk Long Wong, Louis Koo, Isabella Leong
Painted Skin (2008)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An action-thriller centered on a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers.

Directors: Gordon Chan, Andy Wing-Keung Chin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Xun Zhou, Wei Zhao, Kun Chen
Flash Point (2007)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger.

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Ray Lui
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Director: Teddy Chan
Stars: Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung, Baoqiang Wang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Fung Hin-Man (Donnie Yen) is a legendary warrior who lives now elderly, along with a friend, their memories and their remorse. When a young man comes to him, Fung tells him the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Donnie Yen
Stars: Donnie Yen, Carman Lee, Chi Wah Wong
Seven Swords (2005)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Leon Lai, Donnie Yen, Honglei Sun
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A near retired cop and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with a replacement inspector who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top assassin to kill the cops.

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Shanghai doctor named Tangsan, is trying to help the town's poor people. Meanwhile, he has the murderous Axe Gang to deal with as well as his feelings for the gang leader's sister.

Director: Donnie Yen
Stars: Donnie Yen, Athena Chu, Rongguang Yu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A man asks a womanizer to court his eldest sister in hopes of fulfilling a family marriage tradition.

Director: Vincent Kok
Stars: Bak-Ming Wong, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng, Louis Koo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man tries to save his relationship with his girlfriend by hiring a dating guru and revisiting failing relationships from the past.

Directors: Hing-Ka Chan, Dante Lam
Stars: Louis Koo, Gigi Leung, Charlene Choi
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Inspector Karl (Louis Koo), the eponymous inspector who pays a visit to the opulent Kau family estate, where things are not as rosy as they appear. Family heads Mr. and Mrs. Kau (Eric Tsang... See full summary »

Directors: Bak-Ming Wong, Herman Yau
Stars: Louis Koo, Eric Tsang, Han Chang
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The plot basically revolves around Fei, White and Fong, 3 youngsters who are unknowingly related and are carrying pendants that are actually parts of a map which leads to the legendary '... See full summary »

Directors: Lam Maan-Cheung, Tin Hung Yiu
Stars: Shiao-Hu Tso, Chi-chiang Chen, Lee Law
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Li Sun ...
Qi Lan (as Betty Sun)
Bing Shao ...
General Zhang Liao
Bo-Chieh Wang ...
Emperor Liu Xie
Yong Dong ...
Xuyou
...
General Kong Xiu
Yuan Nie ...
Han Fu
Xuebing Wang ...
Wang Zhi
Zonghan Li ...
General Qin Qi
Ailei Yu ...
General Bian Xi
Alex Fong ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yang Biao
Hong Chen ...
Lady Gan / Liu Bei's first wife
...
Yan Liang
Edit

Storyline

This historical martial arts film adapted from the story of Guan Yu crossing five passes and slaying six generals in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In AD 200 during the late Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao Cao eliminates his political opponents Dong Cheng and others, before turning his attention towards rival warlords Liu Bei and Yuan Shao. To avoid fighting a war on two fronts, Cao Cao decides to attack Liu Bei first. Liu Bei flees north to join Yuan Shao, while his family is captured by the enemy. Liu Bei's sworn brother Guan Yu (Donnie Yen), surrenders to Cao Cao to uphold his oath of brotherhood and preserve his honor. Cao Cao knows he's a great warrior & hopes that Guan Yu will continue serving him. Meanwhile, Guan Yu is secretly in love with his sworn brother's concubine Qilan, but is afraid to express his feelings to her. Qilan reproaches Guan Yu for serving Cao Cao. By then, Guan Yu has also received news of Liu Bei's whereabouts, so he prepares to ... Written by BronzeKeilani26

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 2011 (China)  »

Also Known As:

The Lost Bladesman  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Dolby Surround 7.1)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not a Good Rendition of Guan Yu
6 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A partial tale of perhaps the most famous warrior in Chinese history, Guan Yu.

To me, Donnie Yen was a miscast as Guan Yu. He just doesn't have the physical appearance that you'd expect Guan Yu to be (which he had in abundance when he played Yip Man). But there is no one, I mean no one in current Chinese movie actors inventory who can pull this role off. Other movies that portrays the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, cleverly avoids putting any of the monstrously powerful warriors from this story on screen (or relegates them to relatively insignificant role in the story that don't require them to showcase their terrific might). Maybe if they can find equivalent of Chris Hemsworth when they made the movie "Thor", movies portraying the heroes of this story will succeed.

The movie just didn't have it. It lacked the juice that story of Guan Yu has in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. His enemies were all pathetic shrimps too. There was no big battle scenes where Guan Yu would dispatch the most ferocious warriors the enemy can call to bear on him. Supporting characters, lacked the flare that the characters in the original story has. Also, why the movie chose this particular segment of Guan Yu's career to be put on screen is a mystery. It was one of the flattest part of his story.

Maybe it'll take a CG to produce a character that would even remotely resemble Guan Yu, and the other heroes of this story.

A dud, and just doesn't do any justice to the magnificent lore of Guan Yu.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
underrated waldomarek
Guan Yu? vtdgnca
I'm so looking forward to this movie XianXi
English translations for the onscreen texts during the movie... Zamikki
When is this going to get an american blu ray/dvd release? mps230
What happened to the two wives? Fattycakes
Discuss The Lost Bladesman (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?