Enter the Dragon 1973

Enter the Dragon

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Badass to the max, Enter the Dragon is the ultimate kung-fu movie and fitting (if untimely) Bruce Lee swan song.

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Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister. Lee enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight his way to the dealer's headquarters with the help of some friends.

Cast & Crew

Jim Kelly
Williams
Raymond Chow Man-Wai
Associate Producer
Lalo Schifrin
Original Music
Gil Hubbs
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Kurt Hirschler
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George Watters
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Louis Sheng
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Critic Reviews for Enter the Dragon

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (50) | Rotten (3)

  • A whoop-and-holler entertainment, which is to say that it's a lavish, corny action movie, not boring for a second and as outrageously wry as it is visually appealing.

    August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Enter the Dragon is the first classy Kung Fu movie specially designed for Western audiences, and that's not to be confused with first-class.

    January 18, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The only real disappointment about Enter the Dragon is that it is Bruce Lee's last movie.

    August 24, 2008 | Full Review…
    TIME Magazine
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  • If kung fu is now the standard badass language, Enter the Dragon -- featuring Lee's great slow-burn stare -- is the first grammar lesson.

    August 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/4
  • Rising popularity of the Chinese martial arts as screen entertainment climaxes in fine crescendo in this violence-drenched actioner.

    March 1, 2007 | Full Review…
    Variety
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  • Ripping entertainment overall, with just enough meat for amateur sociologists.

    March 1, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Enter the Dragon

  • Oct 14, 2016
    The quintessential Kung-Fu action flick that made Bruce Lee an international star. Despite being a tad dated, this is still a fantastic action movie through and through. It's well-directed, the music by Lalo Schifrin is great, and the action is fast and well-choreographed. All three of the main leads are also great (Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly).
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2016
    Bruce Lee's final film and one of his finest. Enter the Dragon has brilliant fighting sequences and beautiful Asian set design, but the addition of blaxploitation was not the wisest idea, which ruined the mood.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2014
    As far as uncompromising entertainment goes, Enter the Dragon is as good as it gets, offering 100 straight minutes of sheer fun.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2012
    "Enter the Dragon" has a reputation that has gotten better with age and it works as an excellent time-passer. It's expectedly cheesy and underacted, but has a great premise, memorable fight sequences and a nice funky score. Even if it isn't as memorable as many seem to think, "Enter the Dragon" is good entertainment and it never gets dull. Bruce Lee can't act worth a lick, but he can fight like nobody's business.
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