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Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019)

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Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks explores the influence of Hong Kong's martial arts cinema and how it's shaped filmmaking from Hollywood to Uganda. Featuring Hong Kong legends, performers, and cultural commentators, this doco takes you on a non-stop ride from the early days of martial arts movies with the Shaw Brothers to Hollywood blockbusters like The Matrix. Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks is the ultimate celebration of the impact Hong Kong filmmakers have had on moviemaking around the world - a celebration of the martial arts genre's unexpected path to global domination.

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Critic Reviews for Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Before the fadeout it serves as an illuminating, passionately argued tribute to the beauty of martial-arts cinema and its continuing evolution.

August 16, 2019 | Full Review…

For a documentary so heavily front-loaded with well-researched observations on both the cinema of Kung Fu and the genre's persistent presence in the real world, Iron Fists... is a deliriously fun ride.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

A highly enjoyable and moderately informative documentary about the history of kung fu cinema.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

A slick, accessible package that delivers an abridged history of martial arts in films covers all the familiar bases, from its evolution as a genre.

August 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Early passages lean heavily on a more standard timeline of point A to point B storytelling, but the film really comes alive when Ou focuses on societal and cultural intricacies ... of the political unrest of the time.

August 21, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

An entertaining package filled with thrilling clips, informative interviews and infectious enthusiasm, with the upbeat film destined to land a firm blow with eager cinephiles.

August 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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