Enter the Dragon (1973)
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as Su Lin
as Mei Ling
as Old Man
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Critic Reviews for Enter the Dragon
Enter the Dragon is the first classy Kung Fu movie specially designed for Western audiences, and that's not to be confused with first-class.
The only real disappointment about Enter the Dragon is that it is Bruce Lee's last movie.
If kung fu is now the standard badass language, Enter the Dragon -- featuring Lee's great slow-burn stare -- is the first grammar lesson.
Rising popularity of the Chinese martial arts as screen entertainment climaxes in fine crescendo in this violence-drenched actioner.
Ripping entertainment overall, with just enough meat for amateur sociologists.
Worth seeing for Lee, but still unforgivably wasteful of his talents.
Audience Reviews for Enter the Dragon
In the film's opening flashback scenes, when the star, Bruce Lee, is told of his sister's murder, even a total lamebrain (like say, f'instance, me) understands that a total macho-on-steroids asskicking lollapalooza is on its way (and the soul of kung fu stands represented as essentially a poor man's revenge against injustice - thus the ghetto appeal). With an truly exotic locale, China, and a cast of kung fu asskickers one after another its a wonder this work hasn't been more imitated --- if anyone could replicate Lee's asskicking charisma. Did I say "asskicking" 3 times? No. More.
Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris. Even today the world's not ready for the epic-ness of this film.
No plot, character development, dialogue or humour to speak of... basically kung fu porn. 3 stars just for Bruce Lee's badassery and amazing weapon of a body, which carried the entire film.
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