Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Nov 7, 2012
    33
    The movie wants to be deadly cool, but mostly it's just deadly.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 1, 2012
    25
    At 96 minutes it is exactly 93 1/2 minutes too long. If they're going to put this artifact in theaters, they'd better charge 1973 grindhouse prices: a dollar a ticket.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Dec 11, 2012
    20
    It's leaden, boorish and dull.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Nov 1, 2012
    38
    RZA's directorial debut is heavy on bloody kung fu action...and light on just about everything else.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. OMM
    Nov 4, 2012
    8
    Good old school Kung-Fu flick. If you remember when kung-fu movies used to come on Sunday afternoons this a that type of movie. The "Kill Bill" soundtracks forced the Rza to go all "mainstream" with his creativity, thankfully we don't have those issues here. It is a mix of funk, jazz, rock, & bluegrass. The story is easy to follow and get you right into the action. Great movie cant wait to see more from the Rza! Full Review »
  2. Nov 3, 2012
    7
    Kill Bill style action movie. Nothing you have not seen before but a lot of stuff you liked when you saw it in other movies. If you are in the mood for sword fighting, fantasy blood spewing, eyeball flying fun this will satisfy your appetite. Batista does a good job. Soundtrack lyrics have nothing to do with the movie? Not too long like so many other movies made this year. Full Review »
  3. Dec 12, 2012
    2
    This movie was terrible.. it tried to be Tarantino and failed.. it tried to be a campy Kung-Fu movie and failed... It really just didn't do anything well. Sure, it had action, but it was so poorly directed it made me feel bad for the time and effort put in to this movie. Full Review »