The Man with the Iron Fists

The Man with the Iron Fists

The Man with the Iron Fists

Wu-Tang Clan founder and Kill Bill composer RZA makes his directorial debut with this unapologetically violent throwback to classic kung fu cinema. The Man wih the Iron Fists stars the RZA himself alongside Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, and is produced and co-written by Eli Roth (Hostel).

Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside heroes and against villains, he must harness this power to become saviour of his adopted people.

The movie also boasts veteran fight choreographer Corey Yuen, a supporting cast rich with Chinese action stars, and an endorsement from Quentin Tarantino.

2012Rating: MA15+, for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug useUSA
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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The funniest (and truest) bits are the tweaks and flourishes any Golden Harvest disciple will pick out immediately: deliberately fake-y beards and eyebrows, Jesús Franco-worthy zooms, and scads of cornball, meticulously dubbed-sounding dialogue. But does RZA take it seriously? You bet your life...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It may just be one of the best bad movies ever.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

RZA's directorial debut... shows a lot of love for the kung fu classics and martial arts movies which inspired it, but it doesn't quite have that feel of exhilaration...

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New York Post

New York Post

At 96 minutes it is exactly 93 1/2 minutes too long.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The Man With the Iron Fists boasts some giddy, bloody action sequences and a whole lot of dull genre cliches the rest of the time.

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USA Today

USA Today

Goes a long way in demonstrating that a bad movie with big names is still a bad movie. Just prettier.

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Variety

Variety

The Man With the Iron Fists bears strong resemblance to a hyperactive puppy: sloppy, scatterbrained, manic and migraine-inducing, but possessing an earnest sense of excitement.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

RZA's directorial debut... feels like both a lavish vanity project and an earnest attempt to deliver a compendium of cool hand-to-hand combat set pieces.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

As erratically enjoyable as it is consistently ridiculous...

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