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The Man With the Iron Fists Reviews

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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
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
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
an affectionate recreation of Shaw Brothers kung fu, but for all its inventive weaponry & varied fighting methods, its heady mle of sex & gore, its grand gestures and nostalgic stylings, it is also entirely lacking in any real substance of its own.
December 5, 2012
An in-yer-face showcase of violence, female objectification and Eastern, wu xia action made to make adolescent lads drool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2012
Slo-mo and blood fountains, choreographed and synchronised fight scenes inside and outside the brothel (where much of the action takes place) are all treated with genre-loving enthusiasm
December 1, 2012
Revenge, redemption and brotherhood are the themes of this mash-up martial arts spectacular whose elements range from haphazard and confusing to visually thrilling
November 30, 2012
Kung fu fans will be happy that Iron Fists exists and is just as entertaining as they hoped it would be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2012
Grisly and goofy, this ode to the Shaw Brothers' '70s-era kung fu epics serves up 96 minutes of murder and mutilation and not a lot else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2012
Wearing its influences proudly on its sleeve, fans are likely to lap it up with glee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2012
RZA's obvious and infectious affection for the genre carries the film past its equally obvious rough spots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2012
Let the brilliant, epic silliness of The Man With the Iron Fists engulf you in a tsunami of crimson cheese and you, like I, will have a super-happy-fun-big-smile-crazy-face-monkey-time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 5, 2012
The Man with the Iron Fists is fun as hell and it knows what it is. RZA's Blaxploitation, Kung Fu Remix debut sounds and looks stellar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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