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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings(狄仁杰之四大天王)

Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar sculptures in the palace coming alive.
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The Guardian by

Dee’s investigations are not truly suspenseful, or governed by much hard logic. Without these, what remains is a restless action-comedy with a few nice reversals.
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Los Angeles Times by Justin Chang

Tsui tries to preserve that human element in fits and starts throughout “Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings” but to little avail.
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Variety by Maggie Lee

On the level of pure popcorn entertainment, there’s not a thing one can fault the 3D megabuster for.
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Village Voice by Simon Abrams

The equally thrilling and exhausting Hong Kong martial arts fantasy Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings boasts more inventive weapons, monsters, and plot twists than most Western audiences will know what to do with.

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