Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 91
    [The album] is full of claustrophobic, boom-bap and Far East mash-up pops. [26 Oct 2012, p.75]
  2. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    The Man With the Iron Fist is not only the best soundtrack of the year, it's one of the year's best albums overall.
  3. Nov 8, 2012
    80
    As a Wu-Tang project it is one of the most complete and consistent in the post-Supreme Clientele canon.... Iron Fists is also a compilation that wears its love of Asian cinema on its sleeve.
  4. Nov 15, 2012
    79
    The Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack is certainly an adequate companion piece to the film, and will likely earn a spot in the collection of most Wu diehards. Still, it feels like a missed opportunity for a grand musical statement to further bolster the Wu-Tang legacy as it makes its transition to the silver screen.
  5. Nov 8, 2012
    74
    The Man With the Iron Fists OST is a strong album and certainly the best Wu-affiliated product since Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II, but it never strives to be awesome. And for a RZA project, that means it can't be great either.
  6. Nov 8, 2012
    70
    This soundtrack stands tall in the man's wide-reaching discography, offering fans a Wu-flavored vision of a world where both the damned and cursed still swagger.
  7. Dec 13, 2012
    60
    There are missteps--Talib Kweli going through the motions on Get Your Way (Sex Is A Weapon), Ghostface's unfortunate pairing with Wiz Khalifa--but like the movie, the soundtrack is good, bombastic fun.
  8. Nov 8, 2012
    60
    The soundtrack is not as evocatively cinematic as the Wu's greatest songs, but it's a tasty mixtape.

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