Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Reviewed by: mrblue on 2010-04-20
When boiled down to its' core, Bodyguards and Assassins is a movie that possibly didn't merit all of those Hong Kong Film Awards, since it comes off as somewhat unfocused. There are a few too many characters thrown into the mix, and we really end up learning nothing about the real events and people of the time. Also, the somewhat over-the-top action sequences don't really quite mesh with the more serious dramatic elements.

But in the end, Bodyguards and Assassins becomes a movie that is more than the sum of its' parts. Unlike some other recent big-budget Hong Kong releases like Kungfu Cyborg, this is actually a good film that won't leave you feeling disappointed or outright outraged.
Reviewer Score: 7