Circle of Iron
Circle of Iron (1979)

This symbol-laden drama explores the inner mythology of martial arts practice and is based on a Bruce Lee story idea. The original screenplay was written by Bruce Lee, with help from actor James Coburn and screenwriter Stirling Silliphant.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 19, 1979
DVD 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
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

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
PopMatters

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: 59% 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
Steve K
Cheeserific!