Enter the Dragon
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One of the most popular kung fu films ever, and perhaps the peak of the famed Bruce Lee's career, Enter the Dragon achieved success by presenting a series of superbly staged fighting sequences with a minimum of distractions. The story finds Lee as a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for his sister's death. This evil villain operates from a fortified island manned by a team of crack martial artists, who also host a kung fu competition. Lee uses his skills to enter the contest and then tries to chop, kick, and otherwise fight… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

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"Enter the Dragon is the first classy Kung Fu movie specially designed for Western audiences, and that's not to be confused with first-class."
‑ William Paul, Village Voice
"Rising popularity of the Chinese martial arts as screen entertainment climaxes in fine crescendo in this violence-drenched actioner."
‑ , Variety
"Director Robert Clouse works the material for efficiency and optimum thrill, while providing a buoyant visual style to the action."
‑ Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine
"A pretty excellent action film that gives [Star] Lee the chance to play the dashing hero..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The chop-socky film to beat them all."
‑ , Film4
"The only real disappointment about Enter the Dragon is that it is Bruce Lee's last movie."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Ripping entertainment overall, with just enough meat for amateur sociologists."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A pop-masterpiece, and one of the finest pieces of pure action cinema ever made."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"[VIDEO ESSAY] From a historical perspective of cultural influence, Bruce Lee's last movie is a martial arts film of epic proportions."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"It's worth catching this schlock art film to see Lee play a 007-type super-agent, who is an expert in kung-fu."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If kung fu is now the standard badass language, Enter the Dragon -- featuring Lee's great slow-burn stare -- is the first grammar lesson."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Worth seeing for Lee, but still unforgivably wasteful of his talents."
‑ , Time Out
"As in even the very best King Fu movies, mayhem ensues, especially once hundreds of fighting champions storm the island in an out-of-control melee that Lee walks through with complete cold discipline."
‑ J.C. Mašek III, PopMatters
"The acting is wooden and the sound effects are even worse (especially in terms of voice dubbing). But the fight scenes are excellent especially in reference to Bruce Lee."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Presents a powerful, kinetic ballet by a martial arts master at the peak of his form--just try looking away from him."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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