Iron Monkey

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50

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User Reviews

  1. DanF.
    Apr 9, 2002
    4
    The martial arts were good, however they weren't able to eclipse the pathetic plot.
  2. ConnieE.
    Oct 20, 2001
    5
    The Kung Fu was first rate. However, the plot was thin and I often felt it was a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" wanna be but lacked the story to do it and made up for it in special effects.
  3. GaborA.
    Aug 19, 2004
    4
    This, crouching tiger, hero(though not to the same extent). I'm sick of these plotless films with terrible cliche dialogue. "You have the skill but not the dicipline." Thats great. All the time in making these movies is spent on crafting the endless fight scenes. The result: lame and super repetetive movies. Bring something over from china that has a plot and a soul not just sword fighting.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    They're as special as special effects get.
  2. If Asian martial arts movies interest you even a little bit, you're going to want to see Iron Monkey. Not only that, you're going to want to see it more than once.
  3. 90
    It's funny, heroic, exaggerated and, most of all, energetic; the film speeds along as though afraid to lose the audience's attention for even a moment.