Fist of the North Star (1995)


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Set in a post-WWIII world, this action fantasy centers on the deadly struggle between a great warrior and the villainous overlord who stole the warrior's lover and brutally murdered his father.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Anime & Manga, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Atkins, Wynne McLaughlin, Tony Randel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 26, 1999


as Kenshiro

as Lord Shin

as Jackal

as Charlie
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Critic Reviews for Fist of the North Star

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

the narrative is more complex than the usual mindless science-fiction action concoction.

June 10, 2005

Shockingly, ridiculously, almost stupidly entertaining.

November 22, 2002

Full Review… | October 22, 2002
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Fist of the North Star


This live-action adaptation of the postapocalyptic Japanese animated series is dull with terrible martial arts sequences what actor Gary Daniels made in his title role.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The cartoon is better.

Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

Wow...what a worthless movie. The only live-action version I'd seen worth a darn was a Chinese parody of the manga/anime.

Ed D.

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