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Man of Tai Chi (2013)

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


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


No rules. No mercy. Pure fighting.


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 July 2013 (China)  »

Also Known As:

O Homem do Tai Chi  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Keanu Reeves and Tiger Hu Chen was previously worked for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. See more »


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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Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by China Philharmonic
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A Valuable Lesson.
13 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Man of Tai Chi. I must say, this movie portrays everything Tai Chi teaches us about ourselves, our inner demons, and how easy it is to loose yourself once you achieve Power. How Control is even more important then simply having great power. After Watching it I must admit, IMDb's review by davidvdb2 (Belgium) Signifies that Movie Critics do not know jack when it comes to the Spirit of Martial Arts and its Many uses. I urge you to see this movie, its not the greatest; But it has a valuable lesson that we must all learn while walking upon our own path to becoming a better Person, not just in Body, but in Spirit. Yin & Yang. Inner & Outer Form. Keanu Reeves Did his Homework and thus deserves an A+!

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