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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 17, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: 15 years after he disappeared, Daniel Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York to claim control over his family's company, only to discover a long-fated enemy who will test his kung-fu skills and the power of the Iron Fist.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 17, 2017
    60
    If Iron Fist pulls it punches in the originality department, it excels in thrilling martial arts action. [20 Mar - 2 Apr 2017, p.19]
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Mar 8, 2017
    60
    Despite a very good cast and a great origin story, Iron Fist is predictable, a little hammy, and has no real sense of how to tell a cohesive story.
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Mar 17, 2017
    50
    Ultimately, Marvel’s Iron Fist feels incredibly inessential, even boring at times. It’s a show that doesn’t push for bigger themes, doesn’t seek to have its own voice beyond the Buddhist philosophy spouted by a white guy.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Mar 16, 2017
    37
    Is it too late to make her [Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick)] Iron Fist? Because the current guy doesn’t have the right mettle to defend anything.
  5. Reviewed by: Alex Abad-Santos
    Mar 20, 2017
    30
    The clunky dialogue often creates the sense that the show doesn’t trust its audience. ... Everyone fights the same, and no one looks interesting doing it.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Mar 17, 2017
    30
    Iron Fist isn't dreadful, but it's certainly not good. There are a lot better things to watch (many on Netflix) than waste your time on this.
  7. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Not one element of this plodding piece works. The action scenes lack spark, snap, and originality. None of the flat, by-the-numbers characters makes any lasting impression.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 326
  1. Mar 17, 2017
    10
    In our current era, it is impossible to find the truth without investigating the facts for yourself. Considering most of us do not have theIn our current era, it is impossible to find the truth without investigating the facts for yourself. Considering most of us do not have the time to do that, we are forced to discern whether a piece of information is biased or sincere. It's unfortunate we now have to do that with reviews.

    With Iron Fist, I would recommend giving the show a chance. Your jaw may not drop to the floor, but the show stays honest to its source material and it is entertaining.
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  2. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    This is a great show. Danny Rand provides a great contrast to the other marvel heroes. A great job of developing the hand. This sets us upThis is a great show. Danny Rand provides a great contrast to the other marvel heroes. A great job of developing the hand. This sets us up very nicely to lead into the Defenders. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2017
    9
    I was a bit nervous going in, with all the poor reviews. But the fact that I've liked all the other Marvel Netflix series convinced me to giveI was a bit nervous going in, with all the poor reviews. But the fact that I've liked all the other Marvel Netflix series convinced me to give it a try. And I've gotta say, I'm really glad I did.

    Good acting, some subtlety, some mystery, interesting fight scenes, character growth...

    I know there was some irrational SJW implosion over him being white, I guess that's the reason for the poor critical reviews? I'm not sure, but it didn't seem like it was the fault of the show.

    I mean, my mom came across it, who just tends to watch a bunch of dramas for the characters and story and doesn't generally watch super hero fare, she's like five episodes ahead of me. When I talk to her I have to remind her not to drop spoilers. Which strongly suggests to me that I'm not unique in really enjoying it, and it having some broader appeal.

    There are of course some cliches of kung-fu fare, but they're more of a part of the background and framework for the main story. I'm really into it so far.
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  4. Mar 17, 2017
    7
    Good thing I dont listen to pro critics or I'd miss out on a decent show. Its no where near as bad as the "pros" are saying. Heres an idea, ifGood thing I dont listen to pro critics or I'd miss out on a decent show. Its no where near as bad as the "pros" are saying. Heres an idea, if you think you might be interested in something, then do it. Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2017
    6
    I am not sure how this ended up being such an inferior show to the other MarvelFlix offerings, but it is. Casting, most of the cast is Ok, butI am not sure how this ended up being such an inferior show to the other MarvelFlix offerings, but it is. Casting, most of the cast is Ok, but casting the Knight of Flowers, Loras Tyrell was a mistake, he cannot carry this show. He comes off as a moody hipster, seems like he should be berating my choice in coffee not saving NY from the Hand.
    Action, I can't even fathom how we went from DareDevil level fight scenes, some of the best fights outside of film, to this. They are as bad as the CW superhero shows. Sloppy editing to cover for actors who are bad at the choreography.
    its just not up to snuff with the other Netflix shows. Its not a BAD show, its just a perfectly average show.
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  6. Mar 10, 2018
    5
    While this is my least favorite Marvel TV show it is still better than many of the other shows that is out there. I think it did a decent jobWhile this is my least favorite Marvel TV show it is still better than many of the other shows that is out there. I think it did a decent job bringing Iron Fist from the comics to television but unfortunately Iron Fist was never one of my favorite comics. The main thing I think that it has going for it is Danny's powers, but everything else I think is just not as good as the other shows. The action sequences are like watered version of Daredevil, the story (a kid who loses everyone and than gains superpowers) was a watered down version of Jessica Jones. And finally, and perhaps my biggest problem was that I did not like Danny's character it was basically like a grade school boy with superpowers Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2017
    0
    Well, i think that the Iron Fist have so many problems that one could really see in the show, that it is a failure for Marvel + Netflix, iWell, i think that the Iron Fist have so many problems that one could really see in the show, that it is a failure for Marvel + Netflix, i dindt enjoy at all, all i want was that the Iron Fist's Girl die or give something more to the drama and that didnt happend... all the history of The Hand we all know it i dont know why they tell us again, and The Iron Fist looks like a Kid with a Power, always saying " I am The Inmortal Iron Fist" and doing nothing. Poor Show. Expand

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