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Judge Archer (2012)

Jian shi liu bai yuan (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 11 March 2016 (China)
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The spear signifies political power, the arrow personal ambition. What happens when the two collide?

Director:

Haofeng Xu

Writers:

Haofeng Xu (screenplay), Haofeng Xu
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1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Yang Song ... Judge Archer
Chenghui Yu Chenghui Yu ... Kuang Yimin (as Cheng-Hui Yu)
Chengyuan Li ... Yue Yahong
Yenny Martin Yenny Martin ... Erdong
Zheng Zhao ... Guo Decheng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Changlin Li Changlin Li ... Old monk
Jun Ma Jun Ma ... Yang Naixing
Yanni Wang Yanni Wang ... Erdong
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The spear signifies political power, the arrow personal ambition. What happens when the two collide?

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spear | See All (1) »

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Justice is here.

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Action | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, suggestive content and a thematic element | See all certifications »

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There's something so subtle in this movie
10 November 2020 | by LogicIsEverythingSee all my reviews

I gave this movie just 1 star at first long time ago, then I changed my rating to 9 after I've reviewed it the 2nd time. There's something so subtle, so melancholy, so retrospected to the Chinese martial arts, even the making, the writing and the editing were very awkward and patchy throughout the whole movie. The screenplay is somewhat a bit weird, the historical background also awkward, but it shows how the traditional Chinese martial arts had been gradually phased out during and after that specific era in the turmoiled early 20th century. The on-going of this movie sometimes felt heavily pretentious and also so awkwardly patched, the acting also felt quite staged, especially the two warlords' henchwomen, who were so weirdly and so pretentiously dressed and talked, but nonetheless it showed something so subtle and so difficult to put finger on. A very very nostalgic and melancholy retrospection to the lost era in Chinese history. A tribute, a salute and a sayonara to an art that could never be retrieved but only fake outcomes from China.


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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

箭士柳白猿 See more »

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$637,482
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