Wu Assassins: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Wu Assassins

Critics Consensus

Though its story at times leaves something to be desired, Wu Assassins's exceptional choreography and bold aesthetic makes it an action packed delight.



Critic Ratings: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 533
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Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019
Air date: Aug 8, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Wu Assassins Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (2)

"Wu" coasts on the same, all-important rule of cool every Hollywood action franchise save the "John Wick" movies (with whom this series shares actor Mark Dacasos) seems to have forgotten.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

[Wu Assassins] harnesses Uwais' energy as both a fighter and an actor in an exciting fashion, and creates a giddy opportunity for martial arts awesomeness to flourish.

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a bit of a mess. When the acting isn't over-the-top, it's instead so wooden that it floats... You can tell the budget went on the stunts and not the script though.

Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Super violent martial arts-based action drama falls flat.

Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Overall, Wu Assassins isn't perfect, but it is great. Season one has built out a world that feels expansive and given us a core group of characters to latch on to

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Wu Assassins is a fun, fast-paced fighting fantasy that excels in its delivery of awesome fight scenes and skilful camerawork. It loses its allure with dodgy CGI and weak script work, but makes for an easy and not particularly taxing watch.

Aug 17, 2019 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

The storytelling is erratic and the special effects are conventional. But the series lights up in its battle scenes. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A stupendous action series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All in all, Wu Assassins is full of potential. It shines when it comes to character development and fight choreography.

Aug 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Earnestness can work with world-building-it certainly did for Netflix's absurdly straight-faced, dearly departed The OA-but not when it's as inconsistently utilized as it is here.

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wu Assassins: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Into first 3 episodes. Intriguing characters and situation. Action with plot, supernatural angle, and great martial arts well done
  • 2d ago
    The show had great fight scenes but lacked in acting. I was relatively enjoying the series until episode 7 when there show decided to take a left turn and push the typical left leaning narrative at the dinner scene that all white people are dumb racist. I lost all respect for the series. Also if you note of a predominantly again show all the bad guys in the show are all white and the 1 white girl is a cop. This show screams liberal white man hating feminists.
  • 3d ago
    Enkoyed it, gave me my Martial Arts/Supernatural fix since Into the Badlands ended! Cant wait for Season 2 Netflix!!!
  • 5d ago
    I've been wondering when the next binge worthy martial art series would get here. Ready for season 2.
  • 6d ago
    Loved it can not wait to see whats next.
  • Sep 14, 2019
    If you don't mind your kung-fu action series not making a lick of sense, and just want to see a bunch of high energy pretty awesome fight choreography, then I guess I'd recommend taking a look Wu Assassins. It certainly passed the time. But it really, really, doesn't attempt to try and make sense even within the rules spelled out within its own universe.
  • Sep 13, 2019
    Decent action. Story is boring most of the time. Disappointed with the lack of warlock powers
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Some awful performances, terrible sound mixing, awful mid 2000s fx, dumb story and dumber characters. Saved only slightly by decent fight scenes.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    I enjoyed the series for its martial arts and proper cast. The story promises fantasy and epics but doesn't always deliver. Some weird plot holes got me very confused. Watchable but don't expect too much.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Fun enough - a little uneven in the acting and the script. Some of the actors are really good and some clearly are less so which makes it noticeable. Sometimes the script is OK and sometimes it just doesnt work. Action sequences are really good. And appreciate the representation of the Chinese in San Francisco Experience - and all the Cantonese speakers. All and all, it shows some promise and worth to look at another season.

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