Iron Monkey

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79

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

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  • Summary: Iron Monkey, one of the best-loved kung fu movies of all time, weaves fact and legend in a tale of a daring thief who uses his ill-gotten gains to aid the poor and dispossessed. (Miramax)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 100
    Despite my ignorance of Hong Kong, I'm convinced that Iron Monkey could be the best, most entertaining martial arts film I may ever see.
  2. 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.
  3. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    88
    Viewers impressed by the fairly standard martial-arts action of "Crouching Tiger" will really be wowed after seeing this film.
  4. 80
    Scenes of ingenious slapstick violence.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    A long-on-video 1993 release now restored to its original Cantonese with different music and more audio pop.
  6. The movie is never engaging on anything but a superficial level, and it gradually gets decidedly tiresome.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 23, 2005
    9
    Yuen Wo Pingis an ace choreographer, as he helped bring the Matrix trilogy, Kill bill and Kung Fu hustle to the top of the action genre. When Yuen Wo Pingis an ace choreographer, as he helped bring the Matrix trilogy, Kill bill and Kung Fu hustle to the top of the action genre. When he directs on his own, he pulls out all the stops and breathlessly packs tons of his fight sequences into one explosive package. If you like his fight choreography, there's plenty of it here, and it dominates most fo the screen time. THere's little, if any, filler in these intense 89min. Collapse
  2. Apr 17, 2016
    8
    I really liked the plot. It made you really think, "ok, how are they going to get out of this?" and I really liked the English dub. But myI really liked the plot. It made you really think, "ok, how are they going to get out of this?" and I really liked the English dub. But my only problem with it was that the Shaolin thing wasn't not focused on enough, and I wasn't sure what was going on with it. Great movie though and definitely worth a watch!! Expand

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