Fists Of Legend (2013)

Fists Of Legend (2013)

Fists Of Legend




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Three amateur brawlers with a long history together compete in a televised fighting contest with a $200,000 top prize in this rock 'em sock' em action flick from South Korea. 25 years ago, Deok-kyu, Jae-seok and Sang-hoon were the most fearsome fighters in their high school. These days former, one-time Olympic hopeful Deok-kyu struggles to keep his noodle shop afloat as Jay-seok runs with a low-level street gang and Sang-hoon bides his time in a boardroom, lamenting the lack of excitement in his … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jang Min-seok
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2014
Box Office: $0.1M
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as Im Deok-gyoo

as Lee Sang-hoon

as Hong Gyoo-min

as Sin Jae-seok

as Son Jin-ho

as Son Jin-ho

as Im Soo-bin

as Young Im Deok-gyoo

as Young Lee Sang-hoon

as Young Sin Jae-seok

as Sin Jae-seok

as Young Son Jin-ho

as Sin Jae-seok
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Shot with some wit and considerable speed, its short, sharp beatdowns are a refreshing change from the bloated action sequences favored by some of Mr. Kang's genre contemporaries.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Director Kang Woo-Suk spins an epic swirl of masculine psychodrama over his many punishing fight sequences, including flashbacks to the trio's origins as gifted scrappers who take one too many wrong turns.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

At 2 1/2 hours, Fists of Legend goes on too long. But Kang Woo-suk's take on a genre often relegated to the level of cartoon is a refreshing change of pace.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Stretches its runtime to a ridiculous 154 minutes ...

Full Review… | April 9, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

boisterously entertaining template serves as sly cover for commentary on the way that Korea's corrupted social and corporate structures have for decades been holding down the nation's real talent.

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
Sight and Sound

High-school friends meet years later on a televised boxing competition. Ambitious drama offers a penetrating look at Korean society.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Fists Of Legend


Has an interesting story about a father-daughter relationship and also about high school friends growing up and apart. There is lots of action as well that isn't great. The story isn't paced ideally, with the last 30 minutes almost unnecessarily entirely.

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