Up 617 this week

Dragon (2011)
"Wu xia" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  4 July 2011 (China)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 10,076 users   Metascore: 62/100
Reviews: 33 user | 108 critic | 10 from

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 28 Jun 2012
a list of 37 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
a list of 29 titles
created 28 Oct 2012
a list of 45 titles
created 21 Sep 2013

Related Items

Search for "Dragon" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Dragon (2011)

Dragon (2011) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dragon.

User Polls

11 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau
Stars: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

Director: Teddy Chan
Stars: Xueqi Wang, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Stars: Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Li Sun
Flash Point (2007)
    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
14 Blades (2010)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Daniel Lee
Stars: Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, Chun Wu
Special ID (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok
Stars: Donnie Yen, Tian Jing, Andy On
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
    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
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
Iceman (2014)
Action | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.

Director: Wing-cheong Law
Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Shengyi Huang
The Warlords (2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Chan, Wai Man Yip
Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Kelly Chen, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai


Credited cast:
The Master (as Jimmy Wang Yu)
Kara Hui ...
The Master's wife (as Ying Hung Wai)
Kang Yu ...
Kenji Tanigaki ...
Li Jia-Min ...
Zheng Wei ...
Bai-Jiu's wife (as Xiao Ran Li)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zun-Kui Chen ...
Qing-Hua Cun ...
Shou-Wei Cun ...
Shou-Ze Cun ...


A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

4 July 2011 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Dragon  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,137 (USA) (30 November 2012)


$11,137 (USA) (30 November 2012)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


References Sherlock Holmes (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Wu Xia
17 July 2011 | by (Cairo, Egypt) – See all my reviews

"A Chinese version of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (2005)!", which is my immediate response off the top of my head during the viewing at a local cinema, ordainedly a deja vu even banal narrative does undermine the film itself. Also Wu Xia's ostensible propaganda is so-called "microcosmic Kung Fu", which in my opinion, fabricates a promising prologue, particularly leavens the appeal of the detective segments, Takeshi's character is noteworthy for infusing panache into his persistent waywardness, which sounds more intriguing than the hero- hidden-in-a-remote-village plot, unfortunately the mission is unjustly unfulfilled.

Frankly speaking, the overall quality of the film is above average, as Peter Chen's prestige laurels still waver on a high level. The technical job is amazingly done, the acupuncture specifications, the reconstruction of a minority people's village and some canny inventions such as the alarm clock, the ancient condom and the print apparatus are fun to watch, not to mention the ending, which aroused a burst of laughters in the cinema, I must say it is an unexpected and creative one, otherwise, the finale would be more blushing.

Donnie Yen (from the IP MAN franchise), is unquestionably the leading martial superstar in China at present, whilst Jackie Chan is aging and Jet Li put his priority on his charity career. At an abashed age of 48, being the red-hot Kung Fu star, I pessimistically assume that Donnie's heyday will not be protracted too long. This is Takeshi's the third time starring in Peter Chan's films after THE WARLORDS (2007) and PERHAPS LOVE (2005), this time, his thunder cannot be stolen. I am also surprised to see Tang Wei (the budding starlet in LUST, CAUTION 2007) took such a marginalized role in the film, an almost downplayed innocent wife, although solid, her only shining moment is curbed within one cry-scene, to me, it is an inexcusable misemployment. Other two weathered Kung Fu masters are Kara Hui and Yu Wang, as the main villains, both give admirable but a shade monochrome performances.

All in all, the film is a niche under my expectation, but after so many recent disappointments, to name a few, THE LOST BLADESMAN (2011), FIST OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF CHEN ZHEN (2010) (both under the belt of Donnie Yen), Wu Xia show how desperate we need some new blood to inject into the now overheated Chinese Kung Fu genre, which I do appreciate for its effort.

24 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rip Off from History of Violence kev89431
Ending laurentiu-v-1
Really good physics spider853
Saw it and loved it! best_wells
donnie yen is just too good szb_syr
Question about the Master eva-liu
Discuss Dragon (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page