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The Man With the Iron Fists

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Man With the Iron Fists


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Bloody violence, strong sexuality, language, and brief drug use. On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures and Quentin Tarantino present ; Strike Entertainment ; Arcade Pictures ; produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Eli Roth ; screenplay by The RZA and Eli Roth ; story and directed by RZA
Title: The man with the iron fists
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, c2013
Edition: Unrated extended ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Feb 14, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If you go into this expecting a good movie, you will be disappointed, but taken for what it is, a violent, hip-hop kung-fu movie, it's at least entertaining. Wu-Tang master RZA directed, co-wrote (with Eli Roth) and stars and does not show the same genius with film as he does with music (oh, he does the music too). Like Tarantino's movies (he did not direct this, btw), this a mash-up/remix of many different styles and genres, but mostly Shaw Bros. movies, which gave Wu-Tang their name, "Enter the Dragon" and spaghetti westerns. When characters are talking, it's generally terrible, but when they are killing each other, it's generally pretty good. RZA is a blank, Russell Crowe seems to think he's Oliver Reed and Lucy Liu is basically playing her "Kill Bill" character. Again, don't expect much, especially in terms of plot and acting, but if you like over the top kung-fu action, you'll get it.

Report This Dec 20, 2013
  • Sanrin rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Several comments suggest that this is a Quentin Tarantino film, but it's not. It was written and directed by RZA, who stars as the Blacksmith, the main character. Eli Roth cowrote the screenplay and helped produce. Tarantino merely lent his name in a "presented by" credit. The film is *very* bloody and there are too many characters, most of whom die. The Blacksmith is not compelling, despite an interesting backstory and Pam Grier as his mother. My favorite fighters were the Geminis and Bronze Body.

WORST kung-fu movie EVER! I've seen hundreds of kung-fu movies over the last 40 years and this is the WORST. I turned it off two-thirds of the way through. Don't waste your time.

Report This Oct 13, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good

Report This Aug 22, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I knew this was movie was going to be bad, but this was just SO stupid. (It was fairly entertaining though... the action scenes were pretty good) I'm glad I didn't pay money to see it.

Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A good action film but filled with mindless violence. The script is rather DUMB.

Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Like all Tarrintino films this one is extremely violent, but it at least does have a reasonable plot to hold things together. The characters are very one dimensional, and it is easy to predict the overall outcome, in pretty much all cases. The stunts were a little much to be believed, either that or Universal has got a corner on the anti- gravity market. All things considered if was an interesting way to waste a couple of hours, but it is not a movie I'd ever pay to see.

Report This Jun 10, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Entertaining classic yet original story with excellent mix in martial arts and high tech Ninja style weapons. Nearly on par with another breakthrough Chinese film Kung Foo Hustle.

Report This Jun 08, 2013
  • wind2448 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love how the people commenting on here seem to have been expecting academy award winning acting and an intricately layered plot.

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Report This Aug 22, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Some sexual content but nothing to worry about.

Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Massive amounts of violence, but in a campy way as for all the blood that is portrayed in this film to be real the cast would have had to be a few thousand strong, and all would have had to have high blood pressure.

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