The Man With the Iron Fists
The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA-alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu-tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Messy kung-fu homage The Man with the Iron Fists demonstrates a slavish affection for the genre it mimics, for better or worse.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Lunatic, slipshod, absurdly violent, horribly acted, and borderline incomprehensible.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

No matter the medium, RZA is a world-builder who has conceptualized the contours of the rich, bloody, dense universe he created down to the most insignificant details.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

All that matters here are cockamamie anachronistic music cues, low-rent filmmaking and one spectacularly hammy turn from Russell Crowe.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

There's little happening here except slavish imitation and embarrassing hackwork.

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Alonso Duralde

The blood spurts, the knives shoot out, and the fists fly - but The Man with the Iron Fists never takes off.

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Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

The Man with the Iron Fists is an off-balanced and bloated martial arts film that barely gets by on its gorgeous set design.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

If Iron Fists is sometimes badly made, it is refreshingly badly made.

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Jordan Hoffman

"The Man With the Iron Fists" is the type of movie that feels like you are always coming in half-way through, even if you watch it from the beginning. As an exercise in genre, this is the highest compliment.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

When you team with Eli Roth, who has the writing talent of a sociopathic thirteen year old boy on Ritalin, what can you possibly expect but swill?

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Seven clans, a fortune in gold. Let the battle begin. Good Movie! The score was great. An interesting mix of hip hop, symphonic and other genres. The… More
JY Skacto
It's easy to see what RZA has in mind with <i>The Man with the Iron Fists</i>, but the execution just isn't there.<p>The story is… More
Daniel Perry
I'm struggling to decide: was this a decent movie with some really bad parts, or a terrible movie with a couple of awesome parts? "Uneven" is the… More
Daniel Lermenator
The Man with the Iron Fists is a nonsensical film with awkward action scenes and only a few amiable performances.
Cynthia S.
Writer, director, screenplay, actor...awful, awful, awful, awful. I really can't decide which one RZA was worse at. The hip-hop soundtrack was out of place… More
Al S
An outrageously over the top and refreshingly entertaining modern epic. It feels like its in the territory of the so bad its good, but manages just to be… More