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Parent reviews for Jet Li's Fearless

Common Sense says

Jet Li's final fight; teens OK.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews
Adult Written bytazmen August 7, 2012

Huo Yuanjia

This is not the typical fighting movie. It is also definitely not for an immature audience.

****This movie takes multiple viewings to truly appreciate.

Huo Yuanjia, Jet Li, starts the movie off by defeating 3 people in a row and before the 4th fight he has a flashback. During this flashback you see him as a child, where he watches his dad get defeated, his dad would not land the final blow. After this he fights his dads opponents' son... and loses. Huo then vows to never be defeated again.

The movie goes on to show how his "adulthood" played out. Needless to say, he was not the best role model and takes the life of another in a fight.

After he learns it was all for not, he leaves and travels until a small tribe takes him in. While with these people he learns what he has done wrong and truly takes it to heart. *speed up about 20 minutes* and we are back to the final fight: Huo and Tanaka. [you will know the reason if you watch the movie].

Tanaka knows that the Japanese business man played dirty and declares Huo the winner, Huo used a similar punch from earlier that killed someone-- but did not follow through with it. Tanaka declares Huo the winner and Huo shortly dies afterwards.

The end scene of the movie is the best in my opinion, the ghost of Huo is training and Moon can feel his presence.

Anyone who would say only Jet Li fans and martial art fans would like this, did not understand the movie fully.

Overall: A+
Definitely not for kids or most teens(they will not understand the reasons in the movie).

This title contains:

Positive Messages
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written byllarson April 9, 2008
Adult Written bysassy007 April 9, 2008

A good story

This story begins with a child who only understands winning. Therefore, as an adult, his pride prevents him from understanding compassion. However, he learns this through very difficult trials in his life and comes through the other side of the tunnel standing up for compassion and understanding that winning isn't everything.
Adult Written bydraconous0072002 April 9, 2008

This is a must see

I'm a fan of the old martial arts/foreign films and I have to say is that this a must see. Not just the fighting scenes but also the philosophy of the movie really makes you think. You have some of these movies in America that are just shoot 'em up movies... but foreign movies you have to think and look at the morals of the movie. This movie if you think about it and see what that "meaning" means than you will understand the movie..
Adult Written byDhorlo April 9, 2008

Fine for 13 and up

The movie was some adult themes like revenge, but the only other concern would be the violence. This fight scenes are not overly graphic and, as with most Chinesse martial arts movies, the combat is so acrobatc it is unrealistic. Most teens will be able to relate the violence to that of a cartoon. No one believes that they can fall off a cliff like Wyle E. Coyote, hit the ground and hold up a sing that says "Ouch". The same is true for being able to balance on pole tops while fighting or punches that cause massive internal damage. While the movie is about fighting, it is easly perceived as artificial.
Adult Written bygreenhighway April 9, 2008

A good film

This film has a positive message. Its about a man trying to defend his country and its values. The kung fu action scenes are semi-violent, but nothing grotesque or overdone.
Adult Written byflare33 April 9, 2008

violent,powerful,and entertaining but predictable.

Parents take extreme caution.But this iffy defense flick isn't all blood and guts this corny pleasure features some very inspiring insights but displayed with almost nonstop violence.But then again Isawthe unrated version.By the way for those of you who dont know what that means it basicly is exactly like the normal version except with more gorey deatails and fairly more sexual referemces than the theatrical version