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  • 2007
  • China/Hong Kong
  • 112 min
  • 15

This mid-19th century Chinese civil war drama achieves a gripping balance of stunning, brutal battle sequences and intense melodrama to great effect. Beginning with Li's commander Pang emerging as the sole survivor from a massacre, the decade-spanning story follows Pang's journey back to leadership as he joins outcast Generals Zhao (Lau) and Jiang (Kaneshiro) and they raise an unstoppable army.

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The Warlords

30 Oct 20083 stars

Jet Li's risky decision to trust his acting rather than his action skills pays off in this mid-19th century Chinese civil war drama that is actually deserving of that over-used epithet 'epic'. Taking real historical events as a bouncing-off point…

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