Stars: Keanu Reeves / Tiger Hu Chen / Jeremy Marinas /
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC),
Director: Keanu Reeves,
Man of Tai Chi Summary
In Beijing, a young martial artist's skill places him in position to experience opportunities and sacrifices.
The brutally efficient shooting style Reeves employs to film master choreographer Yuen Woo Ping's breathtaking fights is refreshingly grounded and old-school kinetic.
Reeves has clearly seen many Hong Kong films, and with the help of two veterans, Hollywood cinematographer Elliot Davis and HK editor Derek Hui, he's replicated one.
Keanu Reeves makes his directorial debut in a cartoonish kung fu movie with splashy fight scenes and an underdeveloped wit.
Don't get too hopeful for greatness, but the damned thing works.
[An] ambitious but generic martial-arts movie.