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17 Ratings

Martial Arts of Shaolin

Nan bei Shao Lin

Directed by Liu Chia-Liang
Hong Kong, China, 1986
Action, Comedy


Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler’s extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are chased all over by soldiers.

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Martial Arts of Shaolin Directed by Liu Chia-Liang

Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Action Choreography

Critics reviews

Lau pulls his camera back even further than usual to incorporate these features into his shots, giving us both the natural beauty of the environments as well as a more holistic view of the intricate choreography and skills of his highly-talented lead actors, like Jet Li (and later Donnie Yen and Wu Jing), members of the Beijing Wushu team.
July 05, 2018
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