Jet Li's Fearless Movie Poster Image

Jet Li's Fearless

Jet Li's final fight; teens OK.
Parents recommend
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 103 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Although there's lots of violence, ultimately the movie is about overcoming violence.


Characters are injured and killed. Intense martial arts.

Not applicable

Brief strong language, but nothing too bad.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some drinking and bar scenes.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an action movie with nothing but fighting and killing. There are also a couple of deaths that could be upsetting to younger kids. There is some drinking in bars and some diva-like behavior, but there are also uplifting messages about humility and honor.

What's the story?

JET LI'S FEARLESS is ultimately a story of redemption. When Huo's father is humiliatingly defeated in public, the young man vows to become the best kung fu fighter. But he loses his moral compass as he becomes more powerful and, much like some of today's media stars, begins to travel with a posse of devotees. But when Huo kills the wrong person, his life begins to unravel. After feeling the true consequences of his violent ways, Huo must return to fighting -- this time for his country.

Is it any good?


Only Jet Li and martial arts lovers need see this last Li action movie. That said, this one will certainly satisfy that audience. For his final martial arts outing, Li reverently tells the story of one of China's most revered martial artists, Huo Yuaniga. Since the movie takes place when China was experiencing a veritable invasion of westerners, a metaphoric showdown with foreigners becomes the centerpiece of both the plot and Huo's redemption.

Clearly there are parallels between Huo an Li, and this infuses this movie -- which Li has claimed will be his final action feature -- with emotional resonance. If the audience pays attention to something beyond the really excellent martial arts, they'll see Li's messages about the nature of violence and humility. Beautifully choreographed, the movie is plenty violent. People are killed, including some sympathetic characters.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the consequences of physical violence, the nature of humility, and the topics of national honor.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:September 22, 2006
DVD/Streaming release date:December 19, 2006
Cast:Betty Sun, Jet Li, Shido Nakamura
Director:Ronny Yu
Studio:Rogue Pictures
Topics:Sports and martial arts
Run time:103 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:for violence and martial arts action throughout.

This review of Jet Li's Fearless was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
Teen, 16 years old Written bytkubas1 November 30, 2009


the fighting is well done.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bybobkitten6 April 9, 2008

Jet's Best

Fearless is amazing and I love fearless so much that i went to china 2 months before it was put in theaters and got a chinese copy of fearless since it came out there like 3 months before it came out in theaters and the chinese version had no english subtitles so i learned chinese for 3 months and i watched fearless.. Then i bought the english version too when it came out in december. yah i love fearless....And if you loved fearless you'll love the one, unleashed,romeo must die, cradle 2 the grave, meltdown, twin warriors, the enforcer, the defender, and once upon a time in china series(vol.1,2,3)Amazing take my advice! I own all these movies plus more i have 34 jet li movies and 28 jackie chan and 6 bruce lee ones. Yes you will love fearless and the list of other jet li movies i wrote. Movie should be rated G!! plus all of jet li's other ones.