China's last remaining tai chi student gets lured into the deadly world of underground fighting in this martial arts film that marks the feature directorial debut of Keanu Reeves, who also co-stars. An apparent relic in the world of martial arts, Tiger Chen (played by the actor of the same name) is the last living student of tai chi. Despite the obvious mastery on display as he quickly defeats his hulking rival in Beijing's Wu Lin Wing Championships, he seems to have a particularly difficult time harnessing his chi, and that lack of control serves him well when he decides to earn some extra money fighting for the mysterious Donaka Mark (Reeves) in a lucrative underground fighting tournament. Chen needs the cash to support his parents and to save his temple from being demolished by an eager squad of real-estate developers. At first the money comes easy: Even the larger opponents are no match for Chen, whose formidable fighting style seems to evolve with each successive match. Later, when he discovers that his efforts to save the temple may have been in vain, his uncontrollable rage plunges him deeper into the dangerous competition than ever before. Meanwhile, the elusive Mark has already slipped away from Hong Kong police inspector Suen Jing-Si (Karen Mok) once, and she'll do whatever it takes to ensure that it doesn't happen again.~Jason Buchanan
Feature commentary with director/actor Keanu Reeves and Tiger Chen
The making of Man Of Tai Chi
Keanu ReevesDonaka Mark
Iko UwaisGilang Sanjaya (Special Appearance Pencak Silat Fighter)
Karen MokSun Jingshi (Captain of Hongkong Police Officer)
Simon YamWong - Superintendent of Hong Kong Police Officer
Initially, wasn't interested in watching this movie. But gave it a chance, and really liked it. Good martial arts movie! I've been spoiled seeing Keanu as Neo or John Wick, but I though he did a great job
WOW!.....This Is A Great Keanu Reeves Film, Its Got A Superb Style And Nature To The Story That Made It Very Entertaining.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Tai-chi? who knew?
Very good action movie. A very welcome aspect of the movie is the apparent respect for the culture and traditions often missing in movies made with an american bent. I like this movie because it doesn't have the usual chop socky wrecklessness too often seen when americans are added to the cast. Kudos.