Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Reviews
July 26, 2020
"Iron Fists and Kung Fu Flicks" is entertaining and easy to watch, but would definitely benefit from some extended time that would allow its filmmakers to present their research and their comments better.
October 5, 2019
For a documentary so heavily front-loaded with well-researched observations on both the cinema of Kung Fu and the genre's persistent presence in the real world, Iron Fists... is a deliriously fun ride.
September 27, 2019
A highly enjoyable and moderately informative documentary about the history of kung fu cinema.
August 27, 2019
A slick, accessible package that delivers an abridged history of martial arts in films covers all the familiar bases, from its evolution as a genre.
August 21, 2019
Early passages lean heavily on a more standard timeline of point A to point B storytelling, but the film really comes alive when Ou focuses on societal and cultural intricacies ... of the political unrest of the time.
August 16, 2019
Before the fadeout it serves as an illuminating, passionately argued tribute to the beauty of martial-arts cinema and its continuing evolution.