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27 September 2012 (Australia) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Hark-On Fung ... Lao Zhao

Stephen Fung ... Nan

Yuan Xiaochao ... The Freak (as Jayden Yuan)

Qi Shu ... Mother Yang
Wai-keung Lau ... Father Yang (as Andrew Lau Wai Keung)

Siu-Lung Leung ... Dong

Angelababy ... Chen Yu Niang
Eddie Peng ... Fang Zi Jing (as Eddie Peng Yu-Yen)
Di Wu ... Chen You Zhi
Sicheng Chen ... Chen Geng Yun (as Chen Si Cheng)
Shui-Fan Fung ... Grand Uncle (as Tsui-Fan Fung)
Naijin Xiong ... Chen Geng Yun's Wife

Tony Leung Ka Fai ... Chen Chang Xing / Laborer
Da Ying ... Governor
Mandy Lieu ... Claire Heathrow
Xin Xin Xiong ... Uncle Qin

Wei Ai Xuan ... Zhao Di

Jade Xu ... Sister Mahjong
Shen Si ... Brother Tofu
Shaofeng Feng ... Chen Zai Yang (as Feng Shao Feng)
Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh ... Jin Yuner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniel Wu ... Mad Monk
Pierre Bourdaud ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Paul Philip Clark ... British soldier (uncredited)
Keoni Everington ... British Soldier (uncredited)

Marc P. Goodman ... British Soldier (uncredited)

David Torok ... British Soldier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Fung 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-lu Chang  screenplay
Kuo-fu Chen  story
Hsiao-tse Cheng  screenplay

Produced by
David Chan .... associate producer
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Stephen Fung .... producer
Helen Li .... associate producer
Zhongjun Wang .... executive producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Daniel Wu .... producer
Ken Wu .... associate producer
Tingkai Yang .... associate producer
Dajun Zhang .... producer
Original Music by
Katsunori Ishida 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hsiao-tse Cheng 
Matthew Hui 
Zhang Jialu 
Zhang Weili 
Production Design by
Timmy Yip 
Art Direction by
Timmy Yip 
Production Management
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager (IMAX Version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound mixer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Chas Chi-Shing Chau .... visual effects supervisor
Pui-Kin Ho .... visual effects supervisor
Yuen Fai Ng .... visual effects supervisor
Pierre Bourdaud .... stunt performer
Andy Cheng .... additional action choreographer
Kam Kong Chow .... wire coordinator
Paul Philip Clark .... stunt performer
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... action director
Chi Kit Lee .... wire supervisor
Ke Ming Lin .... assistant action choreographer
Shen Si .... martial arts consultant
Yu Hai Wei .... assistant action director
Ming-kin Wong .... assistant action choreographer
Guo Yang .... assistant action director
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwai Yuen Li .... d.i.t.
Editorial Department
Ron Chan .... assistant editor (Chan Chung Ming)
Yang Xiao .... editing consultant
Music Department
Katsunori Ishida .... musical director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tai Chi 0" - China (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action throughout
USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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13 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Completely out of control, 19 October 2012

"Tai Chi Zero" is probably the film I've seen so far. It's funny, with underlying seriousness, and honors the old animés. The actors work for me, and I won't say anything more about them, 'cause lets face it - this is not the movie to watch for the sake of human actors. (A regal curtsy to Yuan Xiaochao, though, for his great interacting during the ectoplasma scene.) Angelababy, on the other hand, I could go on and on about. (Don't worry, I won't.) She looks simply awesome. This is cinema at its best; balanced and believable. From the moment everyone started trying to kill Tomie and on, I sat with a happy grin on my face, that only got wider towards the end.

Those 2 hours would be a blur of unanticipated cinematic goodness. As much as I love the Spiderman franchise and counted the days until SM3, there were times during that movie that I wanted to hang myself from the nearest thing that would be high enough to hang myself from. This movie on the other hand had me wanting more... 2 hours can seem like half that amount of time when a movie succeeds in captivating you like this one does. The movie moves along at a good clip with action to spare, very good acting, and even a decent storyline thrown in for good measure.

There are some parallels you can draw between this movie and Nolan's Batman series. A good movie but it didn't grab ahold of me and refuse to let go like this one did. This movie is perhaps one of the finest action movies made... finally, an action movie with style AND substance.

If you don't like this movie, then check your pulse my friend because you are probably dead.

As a hardcore fan of the animés, perhaps I haven't been very critical about this movie, but I don't want to be either, because this _IS_ steampunk.

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