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'Hero': Sword-Fighting Take on Chinese History

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'Hero': Sword-Fighting Take on Chinese History

'Hero': Sword-Fighting Take on Chinese History

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Hero, China's biggest-ever box-office movie, opens in U.S. theaters Friday. The film, which stars Jet Li as a master swordsman, alternates gravity-defying swordplay with Chinese history. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has a review.

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