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Reign Of Assassins review

Michelle Yeoh is an ex-hired killer fighting to keep hold of a prized possession

Presented as a directorial collaboration between Su Chao-Bin and John Woo, Reign Of Assassins sees Michelle Yeoh play an ex-hired killer whose attempt to lead a normal life is scuppered when her former gang come looking for her prized possession: the ancient remains of a kung-fu master.

In the context of Wuxia-style cinema, Reign lacks the plot punch of Zhang Yimou’s Hero or the visual poetry of Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon .

Even so, this is fun and well-paced with fight sequences that, while not exactly screaming “Woo”, still manage to dance off the screen.

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