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Fists Of Legend

Fists Of Legend (2013)

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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

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Feb 18, 2014

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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.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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.

April 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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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.

April 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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Stretches its runtime to a ridiculous 154 minutes ...

April 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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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.

December 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
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High-school friends meet years later on a televised boxing competition. Ambitious drama offers a penetrating look at Korean society.

April 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The film is so generous in its characterizations that it's easy to overlook the fact that its hot-topic drama (bullying, economic marginalization, etc.) amounts to little more than padded lip service.

April 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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