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Man of Tai Chi (2013)

 -  Action | Drama  -  5 July 2013 (China)
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A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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'Tiger' Chen Lin Hu
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Inspector Suen Jing Si
Hai Yu ...
Master Yang
Qing Ye ...
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Superintendent Wong
Hirata Yasuyuki ...
Thin Man
Brian Siswojo ...
Gong Au Young
Michael Tong ...
Shek Kuan
Sam Lee ...
De-Ming
Guo Jiu Long ...
Old Commentator
Huang Jiang Xiang ...
Young Commentator
Xia Zi Han ...
Li Hung
Sung-jun Yoo ...
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Gilang Sunjaya
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Storyline

Tiger Chen is a Tai Chi student who is rather rebellious and uses Tai Chi to fight despite his master's concerns. When the temple where he studies get threatened from modern redevelopment, he fights in an underground fight club to get money the temple needs. However he soon realizes that his employer has other negative motives. Written by Immanuel A.

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No rules. No mercy. Pure fighting.

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 July 2013 (China)  »

Also Known As:

A Tai Chi harcosa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,054 (USA) (1 November 2013)

Gross:

$61,054 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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Trivia

Most of the fighting styles and sequences closely resemble that of another martial arts movie; Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" (2004). See more »

Quotes

Master Yang: You must meditate.
'Tiger' Chen Lin Hu: Why?
Master Yang: To clear your mind, guide your Chi and gain control.
'Tiger' Chen Lin Hu: I have control.
Master Yang: No, you have power not control.
'Tiger' Chen Lin Hu: Power is control.
Master Yang: That is an illusion.
'Tiger' Chen Lin Hu: It is not an illusion... it's reality. I live in it, you don't. What I learn here I can't use out there.
Master Yang: How can you use what you have not yet learned? Only when you've dispelled these illusions, will you find your way again.
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Soundtracks

Cavatina Adagio Molto Espressivo String Quartet In B Flat Major, Op. 130
Written by Beethoven
Performed by China Philharmonic
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The One is finally back!
6 August 2013 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer and had my expectations set pretty high. In many ways I felt like this movie was more of a test run for Keanu. The story line was very generic but I love the big name Hong Kong actors. I wish he utilized them more but I guess for a kung fu movie cops can only have a minor sub- plot.

The movie's greatest strength was the amazing cinematography of each action sequence. I love how I can identify each style of fighting and enjoyed the clarity of each strike, grab and throw. Too bad Keanu can't pull out his matrix-self and show us he still got it.

I enjoyed this movie very much even with its flaws it is a solid kung fu movie. Kung fu movies are released fewer and fewer each year, and I hope Keanu can turn into a great kung-fu movie director and still continue his acting.


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