• 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

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York
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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 Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 6, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Lunatic, slipshod, absurdly violent, horribly acted, and borderline incomprehensible.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 4, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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There's little happening here except slavish imitation and embarrassing hackwork.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

November 2, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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If Iron Fists is sometimes badly made, it is refreshingly badly made.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 2, 2012
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

November 2, 2012
Alonso Duralde
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The blood spurts, the knives shoot out, and the fists fly - but The Man with the Iron Fists never takes off.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

November 2, 2012
Jordan Hoffman
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"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 Source: Film.com | Original Score: B-

November 2, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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At 96 minutes it is exactly 93 1/2 minutes too long.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

November 2, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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It may just be one of the best bad movies ever.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2012
Andrew Barker
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 1, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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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 ...

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 1, 2012
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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Goes a long way in demonstrating that a bad movie with big names is still a bad movie. Just prettier.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 1, 2012
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