The Man with the Iron Fists

The Man with the Iron Fists
The Man with the Iron Fists
  • R
  • 1h 35m
  • 2012
Rotten51%
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Quentin Tarantino presents The Man with the Iron Fists, an epic action-adventure inspired by classic kung fu movies starring Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe, RZA and Lucy Liu. Kung fu warriors, assassins, and mercenaries battle for a fortune in gold, but once a mysterious blacksmith joins the fight, heads will roll and sparks will fly. Also starring Rick Yune, David Bautista, Jamie Chung, Cung Le and Byron Mann.
© 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten51%
Critics Consensus: Messy kung-fu homage The Man with the Iron Fists demonstrates a slavish affection for the genre it mimics, for better or worse.
Reviews
The Age (Australia)
Jake Wilson
Fresh

Predictably, this kind of gleeful fanboy excess yields diminishing returns. RZA hasn't much sense...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Rotten

Self-defeatingly "Tarantino-esque".

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

It's leaden, boorish and dull.

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Anton Bitel
Fresh

an affectionate recreation of Shaw Brothers kung fu, but for all its inventive weaponry & varied f...

June 22, 2017
Boston Globe
Ty Burr
Rotten

Lunatic, slipshod, absurdly violent, horribly acted, and borderline incomprehensible.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Violent but blah martial arts tribute from rapper RZA.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Man with the Iron Fists is a martial arts action film from rapper RZA, of the Wu-Tang Clan, a lifetime fan of this genre who makes his directorial debut here. Violence is strong, albeit with a somewhat cartoonish feel, with several scenes of fighting, spurting blood, slicing and dicing, severed limbs and heads, and other intense moments. The action takes place largely in a brothel, and although sexual suggestion is fairly strong, there's no actual nudity. In one scene, a main character appears to have been giving oral sex to a woman in a bathtub (he emerges from under the water). Language includes a handful of uses of "f--k," "s--t," and the "N" word. Several characters drink and smoke, and opium is used by one major character. Fans of Quentin Tarantino -- who's a "presenter" -- are likely to be eager to see it.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action
  • Release Date:November 2, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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