Friday, Jun. 18, 2010

The Warlords

Martial-arts hero Jet Li always had guts, but here he shows tragic gravitas too. In Peter Chan's epic, set during the Taiping uprising of the 1860s, Li's grizzled warrior enters a tense alliance with bandits Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro. It's a strong, bitter brew, and Li is never less than stirring.