Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2012-05-07
Summary: Engaging award winner
I found this film directed by Teddy Chan to be completely engaging. Similar to a fine dining experience, the production by Producer Peter Chan serves up scene after scene of compelling action that engages the viewer in the historical events leading to the birth of democracy in China.

Actor Nicholas Tse won the HKFA Best Supporting Actor Award for his role as the heroic rickshaw runner. While industry veteran Leon Lai is sadly miscast as an opium addicted aristocrat who rises up from his self-induced squalor to take up the fight to protect Dr. Sun.

Director Teddy Chen had earlier directed Downtown Torpedoes[1997] and The Accidental Spy [2001] so he's no stranger to the action genre. He had the good sense to hire on Action Directors Tung Wai and Lee Tat-Chiu, two of the best in the business to put the always exciting Donnie Yen threw some incredible fighting action.
Reviewer Score: 8