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The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman (2010)
"Dao jiàn xiào" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  18 March 2011 (USA)
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A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy.

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Masanobu Andô
You Benchang
Liu Xiaoye
Ashton Xu
Kitty Zhang Yuqi
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THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF AND THE SWORDSMAN follows the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men. As the interwoven story unfolds, they find that the blade possesses the power to dramatically change the fate of each of its owners. The Butcher is a simple man in love with a beautiful courtesan, but is rebuffed each time he approaches her. The Chef is a handsome loner obsessed with seeking vengeance for the slaughter of his family. The Swordsman, the son of a legendary warrior, is consumed by the desire to eclipse his father in both power and fame. Their stories comes full circle as each man takes possession of the mystical blade and discovers its double edge--- the great power it bestows is matched by even greater danger. Written by Fox International Productions

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One legendary blade will change the destiny of all who wield it.

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of stylized violence including some bloody images, brief crude humor and partial nudity | See all certifications »
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Another coffin nail to bury the Chinese movie industries
7 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Chinese movie industries have been hesitating at the puzzling crossroad of "Quo Vadis?" They really don't know how to choose the right direction of making decent movies, how to write irrational screenplays with logic story lines, how to transform a screenplay into a concrete decent film with believable characters who could connect with the consumers/viewers. There are lot of so-called new generation screenplay writers and directors with certain special connections with filthily rich people who desperately want to add another auspicious title as "movie producer" to their collections. Thus resulted in having such screenplay writers, director and producers of one of the most pathetic and messy Chinese movies in 21st century.

"Dao jiàn xiào(2010)" is such a movie that you could use it to test how tough your nerves could be, what kind of depth of your patience could reach and endure, what kind of logic reasoning ability you have, what kind of absorbing ability and flexibility to deal with ridiculousness and absurdity and, most of all, how you consider to waste 1hr32mins of your life on planet Earth is nothing but.

What a mess, folks. Only the sound track, the choose of the music, would drive you crazy. The poor crafted dialog, the exaggeration and the pretentiousness of all the actors, the obvious self-indulgent but absolutely out of controlled directing....on and on and all summing up with just one conclusion: "Where is the logic and what's going on?" The only question after you rejected the DVD came up on your dizzy brain was: "How dare you call this a Movie!?" The screenplay(if there really had one) writer(s) and the director both have to be banned and banished from the Chinese movie industries permanently.

NO STAR should waste on this mess.


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