The Foot Fist Way Synopsis
After his wife betrays him, a martial artist (Danny McBride) embarks on a quest to meet his idol.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The result is a comedy that's low budget in all the right ways - so hilarious, testosterone-charged and yet cringe-inducing to watch that...
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Entertainment Weekly

Not short on broad physical humor. But Simmons is a brilliantly detailed grotesque capable of withstanding comparison to his most obvious...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A deadpan, dead-on comedy.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie is so heavily weighted toward the Simmons character that no one else really gets to breathe. And though McBride's shtick is...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A refreshingly silly and clever portrait of a strikingly daft and clueless man.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This hilarious, high-kicking nonsense cost two cents and looks it -- hell, it was shot in 19 days, but you'll laugh helplessly anyway.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This scrappy, ultra-low budget comedy, made in 19 days for $70,000 by North Carolina School of the Arts graduates Jody Hill, Danny McBride...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
It's more amusing than not, but some scenes outlast the humor in them.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There are enough droll moments to spark cult status, and McBride's commitment is impressive.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film itself suggests a sketch video on Ferrell and McKay's "Funny or Die" website, padded out to the dimensions of a character comedy.
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If you can't wait for the next Will Ferrell movie

By RandytheMovieFan
Probably generous with my rating but I found the few serious moments, especially at the end, to be genuinely interesting compared to the rough and uneven humor. If you're desperate, this might tide...

A Bad "B" Movie

By Serious_Movie_Fan
Poor acting, Poor script, Poor everything. Please don't waste your money. I don't know if it is even worth a dollar to see....

This movie is good!!! At least if youve ever done martial arts

By bowser860
I can really relate to this movie doing martial arts my whole life. you must watch it if youve done martial arts before, it really exposes the funny parts of the traditional martial arts....

Had it's moments ...

By JoeDogJoe
If you're a Will Ferrel fan, you'll probably love this. If you aren't, it will be a touch 90 minutes to sit through. Jokes are canned, formulaic, and predictable (typical Ferrel schtick). Nothing...

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Rated R | For strong language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Martial arts "comedy" is crude, mean and unfunny.
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