Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey (2001)

This kung fu classic weaving fact and myth earned a theatrical release in the U.S. from Miramax eight years after it was produced, following a successful retrospective screening at the 2001 Los Angeles Film Festival. Wong Kei Ying (Donnie… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 12, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Iron Monkey may not have the poetic lyricism of Crouching Tiger, it makes up for it in fun and energy.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A crackling Cantonese action caper in the tradition of Robin Hood, Zorro, Batman et al.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Think of Iron Monkey as the potboiling cousin of Crouching Tiger, rather than its most honoured forefather, and you'll be on the right wavelength.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Despite its seemingly constant action, the focus was way too light for my liking, resulting in a film that's often more corny than it is enthralling.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Yuen tosses off nimble, elegantly witty solutions to life's most vexing problems regarding rooms full of bad guys who won't take thwak for an answer.

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David Edelstein

A rollicking, comic-book Robin Hood plot and more furiously entertaining fight scenes than the ones in Ang Lee's solemn martial-arts art movie.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

some of the finest martial arts displays imaginable, and it doesn't take itself seriously

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James Berardinelli

[Yuen's] fights are innovative and intense, whether they're a whirlwind one-on-one duel or one of many struggles featuring multiple combatants.

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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

A breathtaking pleasure certain to build anticipation for Yuen's future directing efforts on this side of the globe.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Despite it's tonal split personality, Iron Monkey is a fun Hong Kong martial arts action-comedy that offers a heck of a climax.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Super fun times, just avoid Miramax hack version. They ruined the cantonese track with the overblown sound effects they added.
JY Skacto
Yuen Woo-ping shows that he is not only an action choreographer, but also a director as well.<p>At just over 80 minutes, <i>Iron Monkey</i> is… More
Lee ?
Hong Kong kung-fu madness with a Robin Hood themed story. Highly regarded by martial-arts fans, and yeah, the fight scenes are spectacular, as you'd expect… More
Khris N
Fun and enjoyable - despite the high wire kung fu - a good movie!!
danny d
yuen woo-ping is the man. another masterfully choreographed film - the kung fu in this film is just mind blowing. i love watching donnie yen on screen and the… More
Dean McKenna
Donnie Yen as Wong Fei Lung's father and Yu Rong-guang as the Iron Monkey are fantastic team-up to fight against the evil Monks. Great non-stop action and… More