The Kid With the Golden Arm Reviews

  • Aug 13, 2018

    not much of a plot to this film, something about moving gold from place to place. however it has great kung fu

    not much of a plot to this film, something about moving gold from place to place. however it has great kung fu

  • Apr 29, 2017

    "You must have heard of the Iron Feet." "The Iron Feet!" Director Chang Cheh and the Venom Mob make yet another amazing martial arts film! Our hero is hired to protect and deliver a shipment of gold to a famine stricken village. As you might guess, plenty of bad guys want the gold and many amazing fight scenes ensue. The story isn't all that clever or original, but the fight scenes are amazing, as you might expect from the Venoms.

    "You must have heard of the Iron Feet." "The Iron Feet!" Director Chang Cheh and the Venom Mob make yet another amazing martial arts film! Our hero is hired to protect and deliver a shipment of gold to a famine stricken village. As you might guess, plenty of bad guys want the gold and many amazing fight scenes ensue. The story isn't all that clever or original, but the fight scenes are amazing, as you might expect from the Venoms.

  • Jul 19, 2016

    Kuo Chui is the balls in this. Some of the action is unbelievable and the finale is jaw-droppingly good.

    Kuo Chui is the balls in this. Some of the action is unbelievable and the finale is jaw-droppingly good.

  • Jul 03, 2016

    Basically an average kung fu movie, thankfully not dubbed this time. The title describes the villain, however he has a smaller part in the movie than many other characters. Decently choreographed fight scenes are woven into a story light on plot but heavy on conflicts. Not bad.

    Basically an average kung fu movie, thankfully not dubbed this time. The title describes the villain, however he has a smaller part in the movie than many other characters. Decently choreographed fight scenes are woven into a story light on plot but heavy on conflicts. Not bad.

  • Jun 29, 2016

    Martial Arts film made in 1979 which features 4 of the actors from "Five Deadly Venoms" as well as 2 others from the same film. Story line is not to far off from Venoms but changed enough to be its own piece of work. Very entertaining and action packed with good choreography. 8/10

    Martial Arts film made in 1979 which features 4 of the actors from "Five Deadly Venoms" as well as 2 others from the same film. Story line is not to far off from Venoms but changed enough to be its own piece of work. Very entertaining and action packed with good choreography. 8/10

  • May 28, 2016

    One of the few movies to feature all six of the Venoms, Kid gets started with an action scene and doesn't stop until the end. Even the opening credits feature some action, as the four bosses of the evil Chi Sah gang show off their styles. The story concerns Sun Chien's escort service, which must transport a large shipment of gold. With them comes virtuous swordsman Li Chin-Ming (Wei Pai) and his woman, the equally-skilled Ms. Ling (Chi Pan-Ping). The service also employs the services of Short Axe (Chiang Sheng) and Long Axe (Sun Shao-Pei, the annoying prick who killed Lo Meng in Five Venoms), two fighters who compete to see who can kill the most villains. Continuously bumping into them is the drunken government agent Hai To (Kuo Choi). Chang and the Venoms inject some dark comedy into the film. Other than Kuo Choi's hijinks, the two Axes have a running gag on the number of villains killed. Kuo Choi also gets some laughs by continuously rejecting Silver Spear's offers to join the Chi Sah gang. I've also always loved the last moments with Golden Arms. At the end of the film, he makes a few serious, life-changing decisions; something rare for main villains, who usually stay bad until they meet their doom. But after he announces his plans, well, you'll just have to see for yourself. Let's just say what happens to him is shocking with each viewing. The violence level is pleasantly high. Blood erupts from sword gashes, people get hacked apart, and those beaten by fists bleed profusely from the mouth. At one point, an assailant who hides behind a panel is stabbed, and blood shoots across the screen. One of the main chiefs suffers a grisly fate, landing on an upturned spear. This is certainly one of the more violent Venoms movies. The sets however are minimal, mostly fake-looking reconstructions of forests and hills. It might appear fake, but it's the same look that gives these movies their otherworldly allure. The soundtrack deserves special mention, ranging from eerie synthesizer to acid-fried guitar to totally-inappropriate medieval-sounding tunes. Choreography is the usual Venoms great, though here most of them fight separately, and rely more on weapons than they do in some of their other movies.

    One of the few movies to feature all six of the Venoms, Kid gets started with an action scene and doesn't stop until the end. Even the opening credits feature some action, as the four bosses of the evil Chi Sah gang show off their styles. The story concerns Sun Chien's escort service, which must transport a large shipment of gold. With them comes virtuous swordsman Li Chin-Ming (Wei Pai) and his woman, the equally-skilled Ms. Ling (Chi Pan-Ping). The service also employs the services of Short Axe (Chiang Sheng) and Long Axe (Sun Shao-Pei, the annoying prick who killed Lo Meng in Five Venoms), two fighters who compete to see who can kill the most villains. Continuously bumping into them is the drunken government agent Hai To (Kuo Choi). Chang and the Venoms inject some dark comedy into the film. Other than Kuo Choi's hijinks, the two Axes have a running gag on the number of villains killed. Kuo Choi also gets some laughs by continuously rejecting Silver Spear's offers to join the Chi Sah gang. I've also always loved the last moments with Golden Arms. At the end of the film, he makes a few serious, life-changing decisions; something rare for main villains, who usually stay bad until they meet their doom. But after he announces his plans, well, you'll just have to see for yourself. Let's just say what happens to him is shocking with each viewing. The violence level is pleasantly high. Blood erupts from sword gashes, people get hacked apart, and those beaten by fists bleed profusely from the mouth. At one point, an assailant who hides behind a panel is stabbed, and blood shoots across the screen. One of the main chiefs suffers a grisly fate, landing on an upturned spear. This is certainly one of the more violent Venoms movies. The sets however are minimal, mostly fake-looking reconstructions of forests and hills. It might appear fake, but it's the same look that gives these movies their otherworldly allure. The soundtrack deserves special mention, ranging from eerie synthesizer to acid-fried guitar to totally-inappropriate medieval-sounding tunes. Choreography is the usual Venoms great, though here most of them fight separately, and rely more on weapons than they do in some of their other movies.

  • Sep 08, 2015

    borderline made no sense, but the axe bros were bossin'

    borderline made no sense, but the axe bros were bossin'

  • Jun 15, 2015

    great kung fun movie.

    great kung fun movie.

  • Jan 06, 2015

    The best Kung-Fu movie of all time!!! Cheesy... And full of amazing characters!

    The best Kung-Fu movie of all time!!! Cheesy... And full of amazing characters!

  • Aug 30, 2014

    Too cool. Visually pleasing, Plenty of action, serious enough to not be too cheesy. Enjoyable. Neato characters.

    Too cool. Visually pleasing, Plenty of action, serious enough to not be too cheesy. Enjoyable. Neato characters.