Enter the Dragon (1973)
Reviewed by: Darryl on 1999-12-21
The film still is top-notch, and all of the bad unnecccessary jokesaside, the film works today. Bruce is slick and uses his body more than voice in his subtle performance, Jim Kelley never looked and acted better, and John Saxon (WHO STUDDIED KUNG FU) adding a wry performance to Roper make for a trio of top-notch heroes and anti-heroes. Shih Kien is brilliantly menacing, and for a 70something man at the time he is agile and his face speaks in volumes. The fighting is top-notch, as bold and brilliant as Jackie stuff from the 80s. The costumes, set design, and cinematography are par-excellence. Robert Clouse never made a film as good, and in some ways this IS the CITIZEN KANE of martial arts films. The story works, and remains fresh, and overall it is HIGHLY recommended.
Reviewer Score: 9