• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Action & Adventure
  • Directed By:
    In Theaters:
    Nov 2, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 12, 2013
  • Universal Studios


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The Man With the Iron Fists Reviews

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Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

The Man with the Iron Fists is an off-balanced and bloated martial arts film that barely gets by on its gorgeous set design.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 3/5

February 17, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

When you team with Eli Roth, who has the writing talent of a sociopathic thirteen year old boy on Ritalin, what can you possibly expect but swill?

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

January 11, 2013

A scrappily authentic and entertainingly bloody tribute to old-school chopsocky films and taken purely on those terms, there's not a lot to complain about.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2012
Rob Gonsalves

The movie is undeniably colorful and action-packed, and gorier than a slaughterhouse floor. But something's missing.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The violence is extreme and preposterous, the fights ingeniously choreographed, the producer Tarantino (his actual credit is "presents").

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

December 9, 2012

The fists, feet and digital blood go flying in this enjoyable, frenetic, largely forgettable chop-socky extravaganza about, well, about a man with iron fists who gets into lots of fights.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

One is occasionally infuriated by the archness of the exercise. But there is a charming innocence to Fists' faith in the values of 1970s cross-cultural exploitation.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2012
David Michael Brown
Empire Magazine Australasia

A vacuous but fun exercise in chop-sock style over substance.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2012
Stephen Lambrechts
FILMINK (Australia)

Given the talent on board, this registers as a disappointment, but even with the clunky dialogue and subpar fight scenes, it's watchable fun.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

December 7, 2012
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Predictably, this kind of gleeful fanboy excess yields diminishing returns. RZA hasn't much sense of storytelling rhythm, and lacks Tarantino's gift for turning adolescent obsessions into something uniquely personal.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 7, 2012
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

It's so over the top that I just thought it was a hoot.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 7, 2012
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Thank goodness for Russell Crowe who gives a sardonic, who-gives-a-damn performance as one of the good guys.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 7, 2012
Russell Edwards

The Man with the Iron Fists is as limp as last week's wet noodles.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 1/5

December 7, 2012
Rich Cline

Rapper-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker RZA is clearly influenced by cohorts Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth as he indulges in this crazed pastiche of 1970s kung fu action romps.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 2/5

December 7, 2012
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Self-defeatingly "Tarantino-esque".

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2012
Alan Jones
Radio Times

A one-note pastiche featuring impressive wire-fu, bloody mayhem and CGI mutilation.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 7, 2012
James White
SFX Magazine

The Man With The Iron Fists definitely isn't the most polished first effort. But if you approach it as a sloppy, OTT martial arts outing, you'll find the fun.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

As long as you accept some magnificently bad dialogue, this is silly, fun and ludicrous beyond belief.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Psychopaths will love it.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

December 6, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

It's leaden, boorish and dull.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

December 6, 2012
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