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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Lily Parmenter's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    Loved the concept, could have used more kung fu.

  2. Ghostman's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

  3. SlinkyLi's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    A briskly paced quest concentrated into a murder mystery. Strong fight scenes featuring the always-impressive eponymous Venoms, a few visceral deaths, a touch of mysticism, and really cool sets.

  4. film_lies101's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    I just wish they're special fighting techniques were utilized more

  5. filmcapsule's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    Not nearly as elegant visually or narratively as the 36th Chamber of Shaolin, but still a fun Holmsian mystery with (some) beautifully choreographed martial arts. The finale is particularly interesting, as different styles intersect and characters shift allegiances. After seeing only one film from each director, Chang's style seems much more blunt and stolid compared to Liu's fluid, intuitive filmmaking.

  6. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    6 - Showcases both the best and the worst among this director's traits; boasting dazzling athleticism, good pacing and sympathetic characters on one side, and a basic whodunit plot, superficial yet heavy-handed commentary and incomprehensible production errors (there was a particular panning shot that looked bizarre as hell, thanks to the use of what I believe had to be some sort of fisheye lens) on the other.

  7. ExperimentoFilm's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    The campness is strong with this one.

  8. Danny Indio's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    Although the FX might not hold-up, I still dig this film. It's not just nostalgia but that intro and the fight sequences are too good to be denied. It's more than just a martial arts movie, it's a mystery with elements of comedy. It suggests that the rich can get away with murder and let the good take the rap when the state sides with the corrupt rich. Align the state with the good and then justice prevails.

  9. ElTigreNegro's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    While this might be the film that started all for the venoms, it's clearly not the best one they made with Chang Cheh. Following movies like Crippled Avengers would raise the bar even higher. Still, you can see why this movie has become a classic in the Shaw Brothers universe.

  10. Zesty Enterprise's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    A kung fu movie with a plot that's actually interesting.

  11. oldeuboi's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    More like a whodunit than a kungfu flick. But when the action kicks in, all mayhem break loose.

  12. Cbarky99's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    There's an interesting little argument on the uselessness of trying to get a confession through torture or 'enhanced interrogation' sandwiched in the middle of all the martial arts mayhem.

  13. HKFanatic's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    This film has an almost insurmountable reputation to live up to, even amongst the Shaw Brothers catalog. I found the plot to be atypically dense and light on action for a Chang Cheh movie. I'll take "Five Element Ninjas" or "Five Shaolin Masters" over this any day, but it's still worth a watch. The opening 5 minute scene that displays each of the Venom's abilities is undeniably cool.

  14. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    This influential martial arts movie is a must see. The final fight scene is remarkable.

  15. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    A bit slow going at points but the lush style and incredible fight choreography more than make up for the less interesting bits.

  16. Silenzio's rating of the film The Five Deadly Venoms

    One of the 5-10 martial arts films that should be seen by everyone before they die. I t really stood out from the other Shaw brothers martial arts films due to its winning idea and unusually convoluted plot. Favourite venom? Has to be the gecko!