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  1. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    Long time since I saw it. Found it kind of boring. Must re-watch.

  2. Andre Flickatina's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    great final showdown. krillin must've learned his headbutt technique from san te

  3. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

  4. Lily Parmenter's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    why did it take me so long to try and get into kung fu classics? :( so epic. I'm definitely hooked now.

  5. Nathan Silva's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is for martial arts what The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is for western. Timeless classic, entertaining, perfectly shot and choreographed, and most of all, just fun to watch.

  6. angelicidea's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    A classic kung-fu film. It is so bad, it's almost good.

  7. Ethan's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    This is the Master Killer at his absolute best.

  8. Sinfjötli's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    After an uncertain start, this quickly turns out to be a highly enjoyable film with some excellent fight sequences. However, it is set apart by the iconic series of trials in the Shaolin, which ensure the film's status as a martial arts classic.

  9. Ghostman's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    masterpiece, gordon liu is a badass

  10. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

  11. filmcapsule's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    Impeccably and cannily structured, providing the scaffolding for the film's iconic cultural touchstones and amazing choreography. Circling dollies combine with pans to augment the motion of the action, and purposeful cuts expertly narrate events. It's a shame zooms like these have become passé, because they're aesthetically vibrant and compelling when wielded with such skill.

  12. Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    The essential kung fu film. The fighting scenes have rarely been as well choregraphed, but its the character's evolution throught his training that stands out as the best part of the film. Closer to Kurosawa than your average martial art flick.

  13. film_lies101's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    Even though this film created a lot of kung fu cliches, it is still pretty rad

  14. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    It starts off shaky, but this classic martial arts film gets better as it goes along. This is credited to the training sequences, which take up almost half of the move & make you invested in the protagonist w/ every ridiculously-awesome chamber. Liu gives a great performance, in both the physical scenes & communicating the conflict between ethics & revenge. All future films in the genre owe something to this classic.

  15. M Klein's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    Gordon Liu is my role model.

  16. Endre's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    A violent but composed dance of an aphorism.

  17. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    The genre can often suffer from isolating its action sequences as the solo criterion for enjoyment, while retreading hackneyed stories with often burlesque-like acting, relying on camp. However The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is an unusual and exemplary exception offering a motivational plot, heroic yet nuanced acting by Gordon Liu, good cinematography, swift editing and extraordinary fight choreography--Balance & speed.

  18. There Will Be Josh Schasny's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    After much curiosity. I can say that this definitely warrants all the hype it receives. The beginning falls a little flat but it eventually serves as the perfect setup for an epic story of heroism, dignity, and inspiration. The film plays like one long training montage. It works. It's great. It is a journey in itself. It doesn't rely solely on hand-to-hand combat, but instead uses martial arts to tell its story.

  19. Damian's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    Astonishing. The greatest martial arts film.

  20. Donnafdjoe's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    Greatest Kung Fu movie ever made!!!!

  21. Mark Simpson's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    Best kung fu movie ever? I'd say so...

  22. Gerald's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    You think your skills can defeat me?

  23. Naydu Nosse's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    My favorite Kung Fu movie of all time.

  24. Mark Ayala's rating of the film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    I don't know why "The 36th Chambers of Shaolin" is listed here under the stupid title "Master Killer" that was slapped on public domain releases. Someone here needs to fix that!