Iron Monkey Reviews

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January 6, 2002
A crackling Cantonese action caper in the tradition of Robin Hood, Zorro, Batman et al.
October 18, 2001
Yuen tosses off nimble, elegantly witty solutions to life's most vexing problems regarding rooms full of bad guys who won't take thwak for an answer.
October 16, 2001
[Yuen's] fights are innovative and intense, whether they're a whirlwind one-on-one duel or one of many struggles featuring multiple combatants.
October 12, 2001
Think of Iron Monkey as the potboiling cousin of Crouching Tiger, rather than its most honoured forefather, and you'll be on the right wavelength.
October 12, 2001
A rollicking, comic-book Robin Hood plot and more furiously entertaining fight scenes than the ones in Ang Lee's solemn martial-arts art movie.
October 12, 2001
A breathtaking pleasure certain to build anticipation for Yuen's future directing efforts on this side of the globe.
October 31, 2018
Some of the fighting is on par with, or better than, anything you're likely to see in a Hong Kong action film.
June 20, 2018
Where Iron Monkey really comes alive is with the action, and here's where the audiences who enjoyed Crouching Tiger are repaid ten-fold.
September 27, 2009
Despite its seemingly constant action, the focus was way too light for my liking, resulting in a film that's often more corny than it is enthralling.
September 25, 2009
some of the finest martial arts displays imaginable, and it doesn't take itself seriously
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