Wu Xia

Director - Peter Chan

Genre - Action/Thriller

Peter Chan Ho Sun surprised us with this action thriller. Playing a detective who investigates with medically-inclined thoughts (almost like a forensic expert), Takeshi Kaneshiro plays down his looks to give the most standout performance of his career. Donnie Yen plays a simple man with a complicated past caught in the center of a murder scene and everything comes to boiling point when Takeshi uncovers a hidden secret. Wang Yu makes a comeback as a villain to beat all villains! His character is so menacing we could feel every shiver and tremble his victims experienced in his presence. All in all, this picture is different enough (the wondrously dynamic cinematography helped) and the martial arts is choreographed with just the right amount of fresh perspective to make it entertaining.

3.5 STARS!

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