A secret brotherhood of assassins—The Guillotines, once favored by the Emperor, are now a force of terror and oppression under a new regime. Exiled to a remote village and hunted by a squad of fighters with firearms that challenge their cold steel, The Guillotines must now outwit and outfight enemies from both sides.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The lack of rip-roaring martial arts or even a half-decent storyline will leave genre aficionados feeling short-changed.Maggie Lee, Variety, 06.18.2013
A historical action epic set during the Qing dynasty that amounts to a bait-and-switch for wuxia fans stoked for steel-meets-flesh mayhem.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 06.12.2013
A corny saga of social and generational conflict, it's ultimately yet another Chinese period epic that functions as a thinly veiled treatise on the nobility of socialist equality.Nick Schager, Village Voice, 06.11.2013
The blades fly as do the heads, but the movie remains disappointingly aground.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 06.13.2013