Game of Death
Game of Death (1978)

Robert Clouse directs Bruce Lee in what would turn out to be Lee's final film, Game of Death. Lee plays a martial arts movie star who is just beginning to gain some notoriety. His girlfriend is a singer. They are confronted by Dr. Land,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 1, 1978
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

If the game itself is haunted, which I'm supposing is plausible, there's nothing set up in Game of Death that would even insinuate that possibility, making for an experience that doesn't seem to make a lick of sense.

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Aside from a few clumsy insert shots, Bruce Lee doesn't even appear until the final 20 minutes!

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Almar Haflidason

...the standard of the choreography is excellent, and the final 20 minutes - which are almost all of Bruce fighting - are well worth holding out for.

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TV Guide

To cash in on footage from a film Lee did not finish before his death, producer Chow puts in a double and uses out-takes for this kung-fu mess.

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A bizarre, entertaining, disjointing and strangely discomforting film that marked the end of Bruce Lee's career.

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Cole Smithey

Bruce Lee's last movie contains his best fighting sequences.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

More classic kung-fu from the genre's legendary master.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
'Game of Death' is the equivalent of having your dog swallow a gold ring - you've got to sift through the cr*p to find the polished stuff.… More
Caesar Mendez
This was a hard movie to sit through to be honest because Bruce Lee died before finishing the movie which is a real shame. Even though the film isn't at… More
Lenny Muggsy
Filmed primarily after Lee's death using a stunt double in his place throughout the movie. Most fans, myself included, disregard this film because it is… More
Deb S
I am a huge Bruce Lee fan, and this film would've been the best one ever in my opinion if it wasn't for Bruce Lee's very unfortunate death. That… More
Dean McKenna
The climactic 20 minutes of Bruce Lee in action fighting Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Danny Inosanto are thrilling. But the rest of the film is not.
Marcus Woolcott
Some see it as a shameless cash-in, others as a studio wanting to make the best of the footage they had. Either way, it's no masterpiece, but it works.

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