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Iron Monkey

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Iron Monkey

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
86 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/12/01
performer:
Rongguang Yu, Sze-Man Tsang, Donnie Yen
director:
Yuen Woo-Ping
distributor:
Miramax
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

Yuen Wo Ping, acclaimed choreographer of ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” was in full charge as director of Iron Monkey, his 1993 action spectacular, spruced up for American distribution. The playful, elegantly witty Robin Hood-type story is low on plot, but the non-stop fight sequences are dazzling, climaxing in a daring showdown on fiery poles.