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3.8
1,947 Ratings

Enter the Dragon

Directed by Robert Clouse
Hong Kong, United States, 1973
Action, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

Bruce Lee’s masterful final film, Enter the Dragon, stands the test of time as the most beloved martial arts epic in film history. This box office hit takes Lee to the island fortress of criminal warlord Han, whose martial arts academy covers up opium smuggling and prostitution activities.

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Enter the Dragon Directed by Robert Clouse

Critics reviews

Much of Enter the Dragon’s punch is thanks to Clouse’s sense of slick, illustrative style, quoting liberally from various Western film masters as well as mimicking the Hong Kong industry’s templates. Much like Don Sharp’s terrific Fu Manchu films of the mid-’60s, Clouse creates a conversant mix of retro style and sharp modernity in turning pulp-fiction Orientalist tropes into compelling contemporary action fare…
August 30, 2013
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The stunning efficacy and spectacle of the film is, of course, tainted by the fact that this was at once Bruce Lee’s breakout film role and his last completed project… Though the film is hugely satisfying as an entertainment, it’s far from touching the canon. Saxon’s Roper feels largely like a throw-in character meant to give white America someone to connect to, and the whole spy angle proves almost entirely useless to the streamlined narrative.
June 29, 2013
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