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The Man With the Iron Fists Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York
November 6, 2012
As befits a Tarantino-endorsed production, the anachronisms, one-liners and clashing acting styles are ostensibly part of the fun, but both the martial arts and the slightly dull narrative patchwork are too choppily edited to gain much of a foothold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 4, 2012
Lunatic, slipshod, absurdly violent, horribly acted, and borderline incomprehensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 2, 2012
There's little happening here except slavish imitation and embarrassing hackwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 2, 2012
If Iron Fists is sometimes badly made, it is refreshingly badly made.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
November 2, 2012
No matter the medium, RZA is a world-builder who has conceptualized the contours of the rich, bloody, dense universe he created down to the most insignificant details.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
November 2, 2012
The blood spurts, the knives shoot out, and the fists fly - but The Man with the Iron Fists never takes off.
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
November 2, 2012
"The Man With the Iron Fists" is the type of movie that feels like you are always coming in half-way through, even if you watch it from the beginning. As an exercise in genre, this is the highest compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 2, 2012
At 96 minutes it is exactly 93 1/2 minutes too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2012
It may just be one of the best bad movies ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 1, 2012
As erratically enjoyable as it is consistently ridiculous, the martial arts pastiche "The Man With the Iron Fists" is the latest evidence that the vogue for neo-exploitation cinema shows no sign of flagging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Barker
Variety
November 1, 2012
As endearing as it is exhausting, The Man With the Iron Fists bears strong resemblance to a hyperactive puppy: sloppy, scatterbrained, manic and migraine-inducing, but possessing an earnest sense of excitement.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
November 1, 2012
It's all sufficiently well done and amusing enough to satisfy the appetites of fans who mainline this sort of thing, but it also sports a concocted, second-hand feel common to this sort of throwback homage ...
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
November 1, 2012
Goes a long way in demonstrating that a bad movie with big names is still a bad movie. Just prettier.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4