5 Fingers of Death (Tian xia di yi quan)
5 Fingers of Death (Tian xia di yi quan) (2003)

One of the Shaw Brothers Studios most well-known films, King Boxer was an international success that helped instigate the kung fu craze of the '70s. It opens with an old master (Wen Chung Ku) attacked in an alley. He fends off the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 3, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey
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[VIDEO ESSAY] Before Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon" set a new standard for the American public's newfound obsession with martial arts movies in 1973, another, more traditional, Chinese Kung Fu movie had already set the stage for its success.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Despite the convoluted plot and large tapestry of characters, the film is packed with amazing moments, crisply shot and edited.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Helped bring on the kung fu craze of the '70s.

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Dean McKenna
Spectacular classic kung fu film that shows the violent so the action choreography and story were the main attraction. This is a story of revenge (for killing a… More
Christopher Brown
Another great Dragon Dynasty release. Awesome kung fu flick that actually improves with repeat viewings. I was surprised at how much was actually going on… More
Patrick Dolan
This belongs in the Rival Schools subgenre of martial arts flicks, and it's definitely one that would top the list. It starts off tame enough but builds… More