• Birth of the Dragon (2017)

Birth of the Dragon

Release Date: August 25th, 2017

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Young Bruce Lee is trying to make a name for himself while working as a martial arts instructor in 1964 San Francisco. When Lee meets Wong Jack Man, he challenges the kung fu master to a no-holds-barred fight that became the stuff of legend.

Cast: Philip Ng, Yu Xia, Billy Magnussen, Jingjing Qu, Jin Xing, Simon Yin, Ron Yuan, Terry Chen

Director: George Nolfi

Genres: Action , Martial arts

Production Co: Groundswell Productions, Kylin Pictures

Distributors: WWE Studios, BH Tilt

Keywords: 1960s , Rivalry , Tense , Engaging , Suspenseful , Fascinating , Endearing , Growing up , Underdog ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    As alternatingly silly and serious as its mix of wisdom and wallops, and even with that blond bro gumming up the works, “Birth” is nevertheless zippy, B-movie entertainment. show more

  • 58

    Birth of the Dragon is not the Bruce Lee biopic you’ve been waiting for, as strong performances and martial arts action by Philip Ng and Xia Yu are wasted on a movie that had too little faith in the real story. show more

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The fight scenes are indeed the film’s strongest element, even if at times they seem overly choreographed and slightly cheesy. show more

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