Written December 18, 2014
Not a great movie to see if you are interested in real kung fu. Fine if you like dismemberment. Rather like the Sicilian puppet stories of Orlando Furiouso, but with hookers.
Pass unless you are in the mood to see something so badly written, with such poor dialogue, that it begins to laughable because of how bad it is.
Written August 22, 2014
Terrible, completely predictable, and just plain dumb. What's with Quentin Tarantino? His movies are either really great or really suck and you never know which your going to get until you see it.
Written November 04, 2012
The movie had an alright story line. The fight scenes were not all that good as I expected. Action sequences are pretty much nothing anyone has ever seen before. All of them seemed quite similar if not, identical to Kill Bill. I judge movies by what I've never seen before. Some parts of the movie were just too confusing and I could not figure out why or how it got to that part but, whatever. I am a lover of kung fu and a practitioner as well and I think that there could have been much more to this than what it is now. Overall, I do not consider this to be a flop at all, after all, this is much better than what I can say about the other rapper's films that do not even come close to this movie. This is a better quality than I could ever say about Master P's sucky ***films that were low budget like a mutha f***a. Creative and imaginative. Please don't make the next movie to be like Kill Bill. Be different than what everyone else has out there.
Written November 07, 2012
It was'nt one of Tarantino's better movies, in my opinion. An O.K. story with lots of martial arts fighting and a certain look (China 1800's ) that made it worth while. Russel Crowe and Lucy Liu were good and Byron Mann( I've never heard of him before) was good too. I give it a Go.
Written November 05, 2012
There are three reasons why this movie sucks
1. RZA can't act
I am a huge fan of RZA and the Wu Tang Clan. I loved him in Californiacation. However, in Californiacation he played a role that was similar to his persona. However, The Man with Iron Fists, he plays a completely new role. I am unsure what his role was. He was at times (I am guessing) a hard tough guy, but at times a weak and helpless man. I felt like I was watching a kid in a high school play looking over his shoulders at his high school teacher to see what his next line was. RZA should be RZA, nobody else because he cannot act like anyone else.
2. Horrible Script and Director
RZA helped in writing this script and directed this movie. How he managed to make an A-List cast look like co-high school students in a high school play, beats me. But HE DID THAT! At time'sI squirmed because it was uncomfortable watching them.
3. The Movie is Unentertaining
This was the first time I watched a kung fu movie and wished I didn't.