Two young men--Jun-Bo (Jet Li) and Chin-Bo (Chin Siu Ho)--were taken in as boys by the monks of the Shaolin Temple, the famous school for martial arts. Jun-Bo is thoughtful and kind, but is easily swayed to misbehavior by the bullying, rebellious Chin-Bo. Their disobedient ways finally get them evicted in disgrace (after a fight with the entire school), and they wander to a nearby town, where they meet two attractive women, Miss Li (Fannie Yuen) and Siu Lin (Michelle Yeoh, a.k.a. Michelle Khan), who are part of a rebel band fighting a corrupt overlord. Chin-Bo's lust for wealth and status leads him to join forces with the overlord. Chin-Bo's treachery drives Jun-Bo insane; Jun-Bo's gradual recovery leads him to develop the discipline of tai chi, with which he ultimately topples the overlord. This plot summary of Twin Warriors doesn't do the movie justice; hardly 10 minutes go by without another spectacular fight sequence--and one of the great things about Hong Kong action movies is that women can often fight as well as the men. Early on in the movie, Siu Lin is searching for her lost husband; when she finds him, she gets into a knock-down, drag-out fight with her husband's new wife. It's unfortunate that the English language script is poor; though the characters are broad and melodramatic, they don't have to be as goofy as the dubbing makes them. Even so, it's a strong outing for Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, two of Hong Kong's action superstars. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I only watched the first 10 minutes and realized this was a terrible mistake - it did not show any of the tai chi moves and was for teenage boys. Read morePublished on March 8 2012 by Dianne
this movie is very good but like most of Jet Li's flicks the plot and continuity are strange. Worth owning if you are a die hard martial arts fan but, if you are selective, you... Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Christopher Zimmerman
Jet didn't seem motivated in this one. Michelle Yeoh seemed akward in her role, and Fannie Yuen didn't fit in. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by Taddese Zicke
=========ONE OF JET LI'S BEST, JUST LIKE FIST OF LEGEND========= THE FIGHTING, STORY, CHARACTERS, AND THE ACTING ARE VERY WELL DONE. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by C. soriano
I am a new Tai Chi student and I watched to observe the form. I watched the whole movie and then watched again in 1/8 of the speed to see the moves clearly. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2003
Although this is a stunning film with great stunts (seeing the wires once in a while doesn't really spoil anything), I have to admit that I was fairly annoyed with the... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by kay
The Hong Kong releases of this movie are under the title "The Tai-Chi Master" and are universally better than this release. Read morePublished on April 24 2003