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

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China, Hong Kong · 2018
2h 12m
Director Tsui Hark
Starring Mark Chao, William Feng, Carina Lau, Lin Gengxin
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang. Recruiting friends along the way, he must fight against mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language, and the pillar sculptures in the palace that come 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.


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.


Variety by Maggie Lee

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


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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