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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    This violent, brightly colored, comic book style revenge fable feels like the Mortal Kombat film Hollywood should've given us, but didn't. The fantastical elements don't necessarily gel alongside the more serious historical fiction, but the physicality of the film & its martial arts choreography are both compelling. Chang abuses the hell out of his zoom lens, creating some often disorienting moments within the frame.

  2. TheCentralRuhr's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    The delayed introduction of the protagonist creates an ethical vacuum within the film. We only come to identify him through his struggle for vengeance, little else differentiates his martial arts school from the rival school or the scheming ninjas. In this moral abyss, Chang Cheh stages a rigorously successive series of set pieces, each first introduced and then later revisited in the latter half of the film (cont.)

  3. Ghostman's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    another shaw brothers classic

  4. filmcapsule's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    A really successful Chang kung fu film that overcomes some of his aesthetic limitations (compared with Lau at least) through a scenario that leads to compelling sparring in interesting settings. Just as the kung fu warriors problem solve to defeat the ninjas, so too does Chang problem solve, working through each different scenario visually and conceptually.

  5. film_lies101's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    Saw this as a kid and it blew me away, saw it again recently and it's still damn good

  6. ElTigreNegro's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    Chang Cheh and the venoms hit gold once more, with enough ninja tricks to make Godfrey Ho wet. A ton of fun this one is.

  7. Zachary Curl's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    the only thing that truly holds this film back is that the main character is such an unlikable jagoff that you just want the ninjas to win so bad.

  8. Silenzio's rating of the film Five Element Ninja

    One of the cheesiest yet most enjoyable films ever made!