Enter the Dragon Reviews

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William Paul
Village Voice
January 18, 2013
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.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Worth seeing for Lee, but still unforgivably wasteful of his talents.
J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters
June 22, 2013
As in even the very best Kung Fu movies, mayhem ensues, especially once hundreds of fighting champions storm the island in an out-of-control melee that Lee walks through with complete cold discipline.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 31, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
If you're just now getting into the old-school martial-arts flicks, start right here.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
The acting is wooden and the sound effects are even worse (especially in terms of voice dubbing). But the fight scenes are excellent especially in reference to Bruce Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 2, 2004
Sit back and marvel at the Master; you won't find a better showcase for his skills.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 16, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] From a historical perspective of cultural influence, Bruce Lee's last movie is a martial arts film of epic proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 24, 2004
It's easy to see why Lee was -- and still is -- such a big star. He had a charm and charisma that few have. The camera loved him. He had that special undefinable quality that James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and a few others have.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 13, 2013
A pretty excellent action film that gives [Star] Lee the chance to play the dashing hero...
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
A classic of its genre that must be seen by any self-respecting movie buff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 2, 2007
Presents a powerful, kinetic ballet by a martial arts master at the peak of his form--just try looking away from him.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
September 8, 2003
Lee's last movie of note features him in full prowess.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 13, 2006
...it's still great entertainment and remains a first-class action thriller in first-class style.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 29, 2007
It's worth catching this schlock art film to see Lee play a 007-type super-agent, who is an expert in kung-fu.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 14, 2007
If kung fu is now the standard badass language, Enter the Dragon -- featuring Lee's great slow-burn stare -- is the first grammar lesson.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
August 26, 2013
Director Robert Clouse works the material for efficiency and optimum thrill, while providing a buoyant visual style to the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com
February 13, 2001
The best of his short lived career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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