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(2012) (RZA, Russell Crowe) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme

Martial-arts action: In 19th century China, a humble blacksmith gets caught up in a feud of warring clans.
In 19th century China, an escaped slave from America has found a new life as a corrupt village's Blacksmith (RZA). His specialty is forging weapons for the various warring clans who often end up battling each other in and around the village. His dream is to make enough money so he can find a better life for him and his lover, a local prostitute named Lady Silk (JAMIE CHUNG) employed by Madam Blossom (LUCY LIU).

Unfortunately, he gets caught up in an in-fight among a clan known as the Lions after Silver Lion (BYRON MANN) and Bronze Lion (CUNG LE) conspire to have elderly leader Gold Lion (KUAN TAI CHEN) murdered. Gold Lion's son, Zen Yi (RICK YUNE), hears of the news while far away and vows to return and avenge his father's death. Silver Lion knows what a powerful and respected warrior Zen Yi is and hires the seemingly indestructible Brass Body (DAVE BAUTISTA) to kill him first.

At the same time, the Lions and a rival clan known as the Wolves seek to steal a shipment of the Emperor's gold that is being transported under the protection of the Gemini Killers. The Emperor's emissary, a flamboyant gunslinger named Captain Jack Knife (RUSSELL CROWE), takes up residence at Madam Blossom's brothel and waits to see how the whole thing plays out.

Older male teens will have some interest due to the film's high action quotient.
For bloody violence, strong sexuality, language, and brief drug use.

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