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The Guillotines (2012)
"Xue di zi" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  14 June 2013 (USA)
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An elite crime-fighting unit in the court of the Chinese emperor relies on flying swords to defeat their enemies.

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Li Meng ...
Bai Lan (as Vivien Li)
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During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor Qian Long ascends to the throne and adopts Western ideas and technology. To consolidate his power under a new regime, the Emperor continues to use the Guillotines to persecute the conquered Han Chinese in a reign of terror and oppression. Written by Anynomous

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Guilhotina  »

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Lyrics by Coek-Fai Lau
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Worth watching average action movie for action fans
31 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who watched and rated this movie? A bunch of Woody Allen fans? It deserves a better rating than the 4.6 I see today so I must add my two cents. This is a typical kung fu action movie and it delivers kung fu and action. Nothing I haven't seen before but all the stuff I want to keep on seeing. Is there anything that makes it anything more than an average kung fu action movie? No not really, but that still doesn't mean it's a waste of time or something to over criticize. What would have made it better? The running time was too long and there were not enough simple hand to hand or man versus man fights. Other than that, if you are a fan of this genre then ignore the criticism here and watch it.


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