• The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

The Man With the Iron Fists

Release Date: November 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2013

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

In 19th-century China, a stranger (RZA) settles in a jungle village and becomes its blacksmith. Radical tribal factions force him to fashion elaborate tools of destruction, and the clans' conflict soon erupts into a full war. Knowing he must take action, the blacksmith channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. Fighting beside iconic heroes, the blacksmith harnesses this incredible power to defend his adopted people from an army of soulless villains.

Cast: RZA , Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Byron Mann

Director: RZA

Genres: Action , Martial arts , Adventure

Production Co: Arcade

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Underdog, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50
    Steve MacfarlaneSlant Magazine

    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. show more

  • 62
    Scott WoldPaste Magazine

    The undertaking of an endeavor like this without prior feature film directing experience—as well as convincing a studio and many established talents to back him—is nothing short of extraordinary. But, in the end, The Man with the Iron Fists will have to settle for having crossed the finish line at all. Good hustle. Good hustle. show more

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