Man of Tai Chi

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: November 1, 2013 - Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto - November 1, 2013 - Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
DVD: December 10, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.06
based on 32 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Tiger Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Yu Hai, Ye Qing, Simon Yam


Linhu (Tiger Chen) lives in a Beijing tenement block. When he's not working, he studies English and practices a form of tai chi called Ling Kong, which means "Empty your spirit."

Linhu is approached by a mysterious businessman, Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves), with an offer to compete in an underground fight club.

Linhu turns Donaka down at first, but when he realizes that the money he could earn would enable him to rescue his tai chi master's dilapidated temple from being demolished, he accepts.

However, his success as a fighter—fuelled by his deeply traditional, disciplined mode of martial art—brings out a savage side in Linhu. Linhu has to struggle between his pacifist principles and his violent impulses.

Director: Keanu Reeves
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Lemore Syvan
Screenplay: Michael G. Cooney

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  • 1 star "Bad acting, and stunts seen in every other martial arts movie. This is nothing new, and it's rather boring."
  • 3 stars "Fun martial arts movie."
  • 4 stars "I just love Keanu Reeves and he is just brilliant in this film! Lots of non-stop actiong to keep you entertained!"