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The Man With the Iron Fists Reviews

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May 3, 2015
All that matters here are cockamamie anachronistic music cues, low-rent filmmaking and one spectacularly hammy turn from Russell Crowe.
February 17, 2013
The Man with the Iron Fists is an off-balanced and bloated martial arts film that barely gets by on its gorgeous set design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2013
When you team with Eli Roth, who has the writing talent of a sociopathic thirteen year old boy on Ritalin, what can you possibly expect but swill?
December 17, 2012
A scrappily authentic and entertainingly bloody tribute to old-school chopsocky films and taken purely on those terms, there's not a lot to complain about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2012
The movie is undeniably colorful and action-packed, and gorier than a slaughterhouse floor. But something's missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2012
The violence is extreme and preposterous, the fights ingeniously choreographed, the producer Tarantino (his actual credit is "presents").
December 7, 2012
The fists, feet and digital blood go flying in this enjoyable, frenetic, largely forgettable chop-socky extravaganza about, well, about a man with iron fists who gets into lots of fights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2012
One is occasionally infuriated by the archness of the exercise. But there is a charming innocence to Fists' faith in the values of 1970s cross-cultural exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2012
A vacuous but fun exercise in chop-sock style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2012
Given the talent on board, this registers as a disappointment, but even with the clunky dialogue and subpar fight scenes, it's watchable fun.
December 7, 2012
Predictably, this kind of gleeful fanboy excess yields diminishing returns. RZA hasn't much sense of storytelling rhythm, and lacks Tarantino's gift for turning adolescent obsessions into something uniquely personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 7, 2012
It's so over the top that I just thought it was a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 7, 2012
Thank goodness for Russell Crowe who gives a sardonic, who-gives-a-damn performance as one of the good guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 7, 2012
The Man with the Iron Fists is as limp as last week's wet noodles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 7, 2012
Rapper-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker RZA is clearly influenced by cohorts Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth as he indulges in this crazed pastiche of 1970s kung fu action romps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2012
Self-defeatingly "Tarantino-esque".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2012
A one-note pastiche featuring impressive wire-fu, bloody mayhem and CGI mutilation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2012
The Man With The Iron Fists definitely isn't the most polished first effort. But if you approach it as a sloppy, OTT martial arts outing, you'll find the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2012
As long as you accept some magnificently bad dialogue, this is silly, fun and ludicrous beyond belief.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2012
Psychopaths will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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