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Dao jiàn xiào (2010)

PG-13 | | 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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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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Chinese version of dark humor!!
8 November 2011 | by (New Delhi) – See all my reviews

Well it has been a really long time since i really felt the urge so strong from inside to actually write a review for a movie. but after viewing this last night i must say i am so excited that i want to share my verdict of this movie with you guys!

well it is a venture of Fox international with a Chinese studio and i must say despite the commercial aspect of the movie overall i liked the movie & perhaps i may again watch it very soon just to enjoy some really entertaining dark humor moments in any Chinese movies so far i have seen.

Well i won't go very far with the plot which every one has read so far on the info page of IMDb but what i want to direct your attention towards is the screenplay narrated is very fluent & keeps the attention & pace intact. once i started with the movie i didn't stopped.

the storyline is mix of humor, sadness, love & above all the Chinese philosophy of wisdom. which not only entertains you but also educates you about how greed & vengeance can be reason of your own pain & demise.

the performance of characters are OK due to the restrictions of the plot as the story is based on Chinese folklore so it doesn't give enough description of characters except their motives so not a really easy job to perform when story itself doesn't provide much about the a character's psychological state except following the mood of the storyline. but even after this The Butcher (Liu Xiaoye) was the main center pillar of the movie who along with his beggar friend every now & then made me laugh even in the serious situations by his silly demeanor or dialogues. and also every now & then appears many enjoyable dark humor moments which made this movie so enjoyable. The plot is really tight & ending is concluded very smartly. every character has played their parts perfectly.

i also would like to add that at the beginning i was not getting the feel of this movie but after 10-14 minutes i started enjoying the movie.. please don't expect any hardcore action stuff from this movie because it is not about the action alone it has a hidden meaning who will force you to think..!!

a very out of league Chinese cinema which i have never imagined existed!! certainly a decent effort from director Wuershan. MY RATING 8/10

SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS DIFFERENT & FUNNY!!


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