Circle of Iron
Circle of Iron (1979)

Written by Bruce Lee and James Coburn as a vehicle for Lee, Circle of Iron was turned over to David Carradine after the martial-arts legend died before production was complete. It concerns a young fighter (Jeff Cooper) who engages in an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Without Lee's charisma or guidance, the movie never sparks to life.

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Shane Burridge

(The) total lack of unity, while seen as CIRCLE OF IRON's greatest liability, could also, however, be its biggest asset

Ryan Cracknell
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Five years after his untimely death, Lee's vision project was finally made. Whether or not it's truly his vision, the world will never know. One thing is for sure though - this is one confusing, self indulgent and often tedious film.

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Bill Gibron

By downplaying the physical and emphasizing the cerebral (or in some cases, the spiritual) Lee was looking to take the genre to another level. For that alone (Circle of Iron) is very important.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
One of the most bizarre, silly and amazing kung-fu movies. Much like with Enter The Dragon, this is another influence of Mortal Kombat. To say that Bruce Lee… More
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