Lisa Schwarzbaum
September 10, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Hero (Movie - 2004)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
99 minutes
Wide Release Date
08/27/04
performer
Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Donnie Yen, Ziyi Zhang
director
Zhang Yimou
distributor
Miramax
author
Robert Kamen
genre
ActionAdventure, Foreign Language

We gave it a B+

There’s something grand but distant about the operatic solemnity with which Zhang Yimou’s Chinese martial-arts epic unfolds, led by Jet Li and a parade of Asian action stars. Still, the eye swoons.

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