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Fists Of Legend (2013)

Fists Of Legend (2013)

Fists Of Legend




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Three amateur brawlers with a long history together compete in a televised fighting contest with a $200,000 top prize in this rock 'em sock' em action flick from South Korea. 25 years ago, Deok-kyu, Jae-seok and Sang-hoon were the most fearsome fighters in their high school. These days former, one-time Olympic hopeful Deok-kyu struggles to keep his noodle shop afloat as Jay-seok runs with a low-level street gang and Sang-hoon bides his time in a boardroom, lamenting the lack of excitement in his life. Upon learning of a new television show that offers former street fighters a shot at some serious money, all three race to get back in shape, and claim the big cash prize. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jang Min-seok
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2014
Box Office: $0.1M
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Hwang Jung-Min
as Im Deok-gyoo
Jun-Sang Yu
as Lee Sang-hoon
Yo-weon Lee
as Hong Gyoo-min
Yoon Je-moon
as Sin Jae-seok
Jeong Woong In
as Son Jin-ho
Jeong Woong-in
as Son Jin-ho
Ji Woo
as Im Soo-bin
Park Jeong-min
as Young Im Deok-gyoo
Goo Won
as Young Lee Sang-hoon
Park Doo-sik
as Young Sin Jae-seok
Park Doo-sik-Young
as Sin Jae-seok
Lee Jung-hyuk
as Young Son Jin-ho
Yoon Jea-Moon
as Sin Jae-seok
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Critic Reviews for Fists Of Legend

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Shot with some wit and considerable speed, its short, sharp beatdowns are a refreshing change from the bloated action sequences favored by some of Mr. Kang's genre contemporaries.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Director Kang Woo-Suk spins an epic swirl of masculine psychodrama over his many punishing fight sequences, including flashbacks to the trio's origins as gifted scrappers who take one too many wrong turns.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

At 2 1/2 hours, Fists of Legend goes on too long. But Kang Woo-suk's take on a genre often relegated to the level of cartoon is a refreshing change of pace.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Stretches its runtime to a ridiculous 154 minutes ...

Full Review… | April 9, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

boisterously entertaining template serves as sly cover for commentary on the way that Korea's corrupted social and corporate structures have for decades been holding down the nation's real talent.

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
Sight and Sound

High-school friends meet years later on a televised boxing competition. Ambitious drama offers a penetrating look at Korean society.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Fists Of Legend

aka Legendary Fist stretch too long with so-so MMA fight scenes plus unsatisfactory ending...3/5 stars
While Dante Lam's "Unbeatable" pleased the crowds with better choreograph MMA fight scenes and story that captured audiences heart...4/5 stars


Has an interesting story about a father-daughter relationship and also about high school friends growing up and apart. There is lots of action as well that isn't great. The story isn't paced ideally, with the last 30 minutes almost unnecessarily entirely.

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