Review: The Art of Self-Defense
Considered learning Karate but thought Dojos were mysterious and intimidating?Not all satiric, dark comedies have a message. Alessandro Nivola and Jesse Eisenberg combine to take the urine out of martial arts, mysterious knowledge, office life, gun control messages, and both wimpy & macho guys. The delivery here is as dry as a bone, especially from Nivola as the utterly serious Sensei of the Karate Dojo. While Eisenberg plays an eager to please accountant who has been recently mugged and beaten and is looking to stop being frightened.