• Released
  • November 2, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 1,213 Fan Ratings
70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
It's all sufficiently well done and amusing enough to satisfy the appetites of fans who mainline this sort of thing, but it also sports a concocted, second-hand feel common to this sort of throwback homage.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

It's a real film, and a fun one, made with gonzo good humor and plenty of action from the opening brutal battle over which the sound of The Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 single "Shame on a N***a" roars.
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60

Total Film

Grisly and goofy, this ode to the Shaw Brothers' '70s-era kung fu epics serves up 96 minutes of murder and mutilation and not a lot else. Sweet soundtrack, though.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie plays things relatively straight, acknowledging clich├ęs without the winking irony in which modern homages usually indulge. As such, it's giddy fun - a well-made genre picture that sends up its influences even as it clearly reveres them.
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60

Empire

Don't let the 'Quentin Tarantino Presents' tag deceive you, this is a mixed bag of lumpen dialogue and martial-arts magic that never quite coalesces into the delirious mayhem we'd hoped for.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
The chop-socky wire-fu scenes are beautifully choreographed, but pretty crudely edited; despite its gourmet neo-grindhouse trappings, the film won't bring the heat like you've never seen before.
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40

Time Out New York

By Ben Kenigsberg
Both the martial arts and the slightly dull narrative patchwork are too choppily edited to gain much of a foothold.
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
RZA's directorial debut is heavy on bloody kung fu action...and light on just about everything else.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie wants to be deadly cool, but mostly it's just deadly.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
At 96 minutes it is exactly 93 1/2 minutes too long. If they're going to put this artifact in theaters, they'd better charge 1973 grindhouse prices: a dollar a ticket.
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51 out of 100
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