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Awesomeness! by entropicangel42
One review called this movie a cross between Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The comparison is apt. The martial arts here are over the top and amazing, and the mystery is solid, as an imprisoned detective in ancient China is let out to investigate several mysterious deaths by spontaneous combustion. On the minus side, the movie sort of feels like a propaganda piece for the Chinese government.
Action-packed foreign fun by 2z2
Not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality action sequences (orchestrated by the great Sammo Hung) and the general atmosphere of the film. The music was complementary throughout and the acting was, on the whole, solid. Some special effects were a bit fake looking, but for an eastern-produced film were acceptable. Worth your time if you're into Crouching Tiger style action with an interesting, historical backdrop.
engaging plot and great fight scenes. by namelynorm
Detective Dee 3/5 by Opinion_and_a_Movie
Detective Dee is as beautiful, well acted, and as well choreographed as you would expect of a Hong Kong action movie, but it all begins to fall apart when the film takes on too much plotwise. Detective Dee also experiements with several different types of effects, and not all of them are well executed. The movie would have been significantly better with some editing and a refinement of the CGI. Not at all a bad film, but one better saved for a rental. opinionandamovie blogspot com
Detective Dee was very entertaining by chungdsk1
Enjoyed the action and humor. Fun movie, very entertaining.
TERRIBLE by pepsiking15
This is by far the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. It's like Scooby-Doo with blurry, over-done kungfu sequences and an overly extended storyline. For me thetalking deer was too much. For those of you who rate this highly, I swear you saw a different movie.