The Man With the Iron Fists

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


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Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu

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Aug 30, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I think this is the worst movie i have ever seen in my entire life to date period.The direction by the RZA is AWFUL.The script from the RZA and Eli Roth is AWFUL.Even the action choreography from Cory Yuen is so AWFUL i am starting to think that he is RACIST against black people period.Cory Yuen did the action choreography for some of the best action/adventure films i have ever seen made in the WEST as well as the EAST.However,the choreography Cory Yuen did on the RZA's dream movie right here looks like he DELIBERATELY did his worst work as an action choreographer to date period.Cory Yuen clearly wanted this movie TO FAIL for the RZA's sake,and that's exactly what happened at the box office when this came out last year period.Doing a parody of martial-arts films was clearly not RZA's intention for this movie,but he is so BAD at directing and writing a script that this is what his movie turned out to be unintentionally because of all the gore in this MUSIC VIDEO that was supposed to be his serious martial-arts dream action movie period.NONE of the non-black actors as well as RZA himself looked like they was having a good time,never mind put their best foot forward acting wise.More than likely all of the non-black actors was just going through the motions acting wise because they are RACIST against black people,which made matters much worse for the RZA as the director of this movie period.My advice for the RZA is this:DO NOT DIRECT,WRITE,AND STAR IN ANOTHER MOVIE EVER AGAIN PERIOD.YOU CAN'T EVEN ACT AS AN ACTOR MY BROTHER.STICK WITH PRODUCING MUSIC MY BROTHER BECAUSE THAT IS CLEARLY YOUR LANE FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PERIOD.SO STAY IN YOUR LANE ONLY RZA,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 21, 2014
  • eberg rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Pretty bad. If you just want to watch some kung-fu style special effects, go for it.

May 12, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Low expectations helped me to enjoy this dumb-fun film that walks a line between clumsy homage and inadvertant spoof. The lavish production values and over-the-top weapon-toys help keep it frothily fulfilling.

Apr 27, 2014
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

5 stars for me as a genre movie in a genre I really enjoy, and I really enjoyed this. It's more than just Chinese, but Chinese novels, comics, and movies have created a special and wonderfully imaginative, complex and convoluted world of martial arts genre, replete with weird weapons, beautiful costumes, mysterious chi based powers, and lots of betrayals. RZA loves that fantastic imaginary world and has visualized beautifully and while it isn't 5 stars the way Citizen Kane or Casablanca is, it is a great addition to the genre. Hopefully RZA will be making some more like 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.

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.

Oct 18, 2013

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.

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


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.

Aug 05, 2013
  • lyleminn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First the movie was not made by Tarantino it was made by Rza of the wu tang clan and its a great movie with all the fun and crazy moments you want from a kung fu movie

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Dec 20, 2013

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

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

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

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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