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The Heroic Ones Review

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A King decides to wipe out his greatest power-rivals. He choses nine of his thirteen warriors to execute the mission, though jealousy breaks out in the ranks and cracks begin to show in theis family unit.

★★★★

Widely regarded as one of the finest films produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, The Heroic Ones is director Chang Chehís epic account of rival-faction and fraternal in-fighting during the Tang Dynasty.

Centring on 13 warrior brothers - resulting in sparse character development - and occasionally uneven in pace, the film nonetheless delivers spectacular action and earns its rep as a must-have.

Centring on 13 warrior brothers - resulting in sparse character development - and occasionally uneven in pace, the film nonetheless delivers spectacular action and earns its rep as a must-have.