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: 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.

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York

As befits a Tarantino-endorsed production, the anachronisms, one-liners and clashing acting styles are ostensibly part of the fun, but both the martial arts and the slightly dull narrative patchwork are too choppily edited to gain much of a foothold.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

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

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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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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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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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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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Alistair Harkness

A scrappily authentic and entertainingly bloody tribute to old-school chopsocky films and taken purely on those terms, there's not a lot to complain about.

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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