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Birth of the Dragon

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The modern take on the classic movies with Bruce Lee starring is called Birth of The Dragon and it is set against the backside of 1960s San Francisco. It's been inspired by the legend born in an epic and still argumentative showdown between kung fu master Wong Jack Man and promising Bruce Lee of those days.
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Wizard
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September 11, 2017

If you like Bruce Lee, try to get Ng cast in a different biopic, but avoid this one like a one-inch punch.
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The Public (Buffalo)
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September 05, 2017

As cultural appropriation, it's a slap in the face to the very audience that might have been expected to see it.
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TheWrap
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August 25, 2017

Zippy, B-movie entertainment. It proves that zeroing in on a small but significant part of a famous person's story, and how it reflects on their life at large, can often make for a sturdier entertainment than the usual long-skim approach to the biopic.
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Huffington Post
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September 04, 2017

The lead actors are basically unknown to American audiences and so are easily accepted in their roles. This adds to the overall believability of the film.
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Hollywood Reporter
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August 25, 2017

An inferior effort that fails to do justice to both its central character and provocative premise.
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New York Times
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August 25, 2017

It wants to be a character study, an explication of martial arts philosophy and an action picture ... But the film never really gets fully juiced until the climax ...
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San Francisco Chronicle
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August 25, 2017

Ng does a fine job as Lee, but ... he doesn't capture the charisma and magnetism of Lee - understandable, since he was among the most charismatic and magnetic people on the planet.
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RogerEbert.com
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August 25, 2017

How, this far into the 21st century, does a film like this get made? One that shunts Bruce Lee to the status of secondary character in a lazy and boringly familiar star-crossed romance?
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Christianity Today
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September 10, 2017

Whatever the criticisms, Yu Xia's portrayal of Wong Jack Man makes the film well worth seeing.
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Reel Film Reviews
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September 02, 2017

...even the sporadic detours into Lee's exploits somehow manage to fall flat...
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AV Club
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August 27, 2017

There's no reason a movie in which Bruce Lee and Steve McQueen (er, "Steve McKee") duke it out with Chinatown gangsters in mid-1960s San Francisco has any business being this joyless and dull.
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Reno News and Review
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September 04, 2017

Yep...the summer is ending.
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