Fists of Fury ( Tang shan da xiong ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2944

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 46

Theatrical Release Date: 03/01/1973

Language: Mandarin

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Wei Lo

Actors: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Ying-Chieh Han, Malalene, Tony Liu

Plot: Bruce Lee stars as a man sworn to do no harm. As he helps his cousins in an ice factory, he discovers something that draws him to violence and his only choice is to act out against evil.

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Rating of
4/4

Armando Sanchez - wrote on 01/24/2011

Bruce Lee will always be the greatest martail artist ever.i loved this film.the action,the story,the characters were all great.i love it.

Rating of
3.5/4

Alex - wrote on 01/23/2011

I really liked this movie for what it is. Bruce Lee is incredible. I am not sure what influence he had on the direction or the choreography, but it is simply amazing for the time. Also, despite its age, it is a pretty good action movie. Watch it with sub titles and in one of the Chinese languages. Much better that way.

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Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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Rating of
4/4

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/08/2014

"Mother told me not to get into trouble." Who would have thought Bruce Lee flicks aren't dark? Try viewing his and would witness a man being tempted to drink, prostitution, drugs and even an innocent kid getting murdered. This picture proves that if you can act and fight well (4 kick combos, flying kick, etc), you can be a global star. Plot is simplistic, Chen moves to another country and gets promoted. The foremen ends up missing when things get shady. Chen avenges the death of his friends.Camera direction was supurb and sound effects timely. No patented videogamelike sound with the "whoooaaa" or usage nunchucks. Plain kick ass revenge film which showcases his potential. One of this critics favorite action films since it was simple yet powerful in its own way. Without this …

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
1.5/4

"Fists Of Fury" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/19/2012

Why do we like Bruce Lee movies...? Is it for the sophisticated plotting and intelligent, well-dubbed dialogue? Is it for the complex and in-depth characterisation? Of course not. So when I tell you that the basic premise for this story is a promise Bruce made to his mother NOT to fight, can you see the flaw in whole concept?! Of course he finally is "forced" to fight, but Destry Rides Again it ain't. When Bruce finally gets his freak on, he is as magnificent as always but you have to wade through a hell of a lot of cornball and inept movie making to get there, including sound effects that sound like someone playing squash with a cricket bat in a bowling alley every time fist meets flesh and a soundtrack like something out of a 70s game show. Unless you are a fan of "kitsch" (ie watching …

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