Fans of Jet Li should check out The Master, an early movie by the Hong Kong action star. Li is the anti-Stallone, all sinew and smile. His boyish grace makes him seem almost weightless as he whips through his fight scenes in peak physical form. Though the story isn't as strong as the Once upon a Time in China series or Fist of Legend--the plot, about a student of kung fu (Li) from China who comes to Los Angeles to help his former master, is serviceable but generic--the action scenes are dynamic and give ample room for Li's sprightly charisma. Everything about The Master is a little cliché, but at the same time it's all much more enjoyable than you'd expect. The editing is brisk, the actors are enjoying themselves, and the direction (by dependable Hong Kong auteur Tsui Hark) keeps things hopping. --Bret Fetzer
Jet lee was dorky in this film, and the cholos he was teaching were just as bad. This film was made in a desperate attempt to relaunch his career in America. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by Taddese Zicke
Hard as it is to do, this film manages to make Jet Li look very, very bad. I kept having Karate Kid flashbacks! Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by S. Ott
I love Jet Li, I collect all his dvds but this movie really [stank]! Don't buy it even for the collection! Nobody will notice that you don't have it!Published on Sept. 24 2002 by "konfused21"
I know this was one of Jet Li's earlier films based on the clothing, music, and hairstyles of the characters in the movie, and Jet Li looked much younger. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2002
I have watched this movie along with many other Jet Li films. To be very honest with you this movie is one that you can keep out of your collection. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2002 by "mr_dont_play"
This is a showcase of Jet Li's brand of martial arts...fast and furious. While this is no Fist Of Legend the movie has enough action to keep the exitement going. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2002
Jet Li stars in this crazy but funny movie. Li comes to America to find his master and runs into 3 latinos who try to steal his luggage. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2000 by KING GHETTO