The Foot Fist Way
The Foot Fist Way (2006)

Self-control, perseverance, integrity, indomitable spirit--that's what it's supposed to be all about at the Concord Tae Kwon Do Studio, where boys are turned into black-belts and suburbanites are chiseled into great warriors, all… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 24, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The rough edges and biting humor of this martial arts comedy will keep audiences laughing and cringing in turns.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's almost funny, or theoretically funny. It's just not actually funny.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A very cool comedy based on character -- real, and really self-deluded characters -- and not on shtick.

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Michael Dequina

Milks the character and his foibles for all the laughs he's worth--which prove to be plenty.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

While most of the deadpan remarks hit the spot, the erratic sketch-like editing and overall slapdash structure give it an air of incompleteness. Fun in parts, slipshod in others.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Boasting outrageous laughs and a performance with real heart beneath its dim-bulb exterior, The Foot Fist Way is a ragged delight.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Being a filmmaker myself, I have an affection for directors who gather all the money they can and just go for it. But the humor is not consistent enough for me to fully recommend this.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

If I had my way, every indie comedy would be done The Foot Fist Way.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

Some bits fall flat well before they're driven into the ground, such as when Simmons tries to seduce a new female student. Others are painfully telegraphed so that when the payoff arrives, you've anticipated the blow and have become inured to it.

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Matthew Turner

Watchable mockumentary with strong performances, but it's not as funny as it should have been and is ultimately both depressing and uncomfortable to sit through.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
The filmmaking brings out a lot of nuances, about our fantasies about personal victory and the fantasizing in American fight movies. Some of the humor might not… More
Lewis C.
I'm a big fan of Danny McBride. I could just sit and watch him making stuff up and being ridiculous, which is good...because that's basically what The… More
Robert C
An ammusing film in a pathetic/painful sort of way. And impressive when you take into consideration that it was made for about $79,000 dollars. Though… More
Ken Stachnik
Not quite as funny as I was led to believe, but definitely worth seeing.
Lenny Muggsy
Low budget comedy with a good intro performance by McBride, extremely one-dimensional but original delivery. Lot of filler and obviously a lot of first time… More
Luke Baldock
Jody Hill offers up this independent comedy that follows a man trying to run a Tae Kwon Do school while dealing with his cheating wife. McBride often comes off… More