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Wu Assassins

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Super violent martial arts-based action drama falls flat.

TV Netflix Action 2019
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age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

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age 13+

Not That Violent

Very good show that is totally appropriate for younger viewers. The violence wasn’t too bad and there was hardly no romance.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Netflix has already had some success with the immaculate action scenes of their 2018 film The Night Comes for Us, so extending the model to an episodic series is the next logical step -- However, it doesn't sustain the level of quality. Netflix dipping its toes into the world of martial arts programming does make perfect sense: It's flashy, inexpensive to make, and infinitely watchable. However, Wu Assassins' fight sequences mostly feel rote, and neither the writing nor the acting does anything to help the action out. As always, the key to great action is having characters to invest in, and neither Uwais or any of the rest of the large supporting ensemble are compelling enough to elevate the fights to anything more than a clamor.

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