Jiu Jitsu

critic Reviews

, 26% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Jiu Jitsu pits an ancient order of warriors against an alien invasion -- yet despite that appealingly bizarre premise and a cast that includes Nicolas Cage and Tony Jaa, it's the audience that loses.
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    Nick SchagerThe Daily Beast
    Indebted to arcade fighting hits that prize complicated button-mashing combos over serious characterizations and drama.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    The action sequences are weirdly extended and bland, like game-play action from a first-person game.
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    Tambay ObensonindieWire
    While Cage finally appears about 40 minutes into the film as an eccentric expert swordsman who makes paper hats in his spare time, the levity of his very presence provides some measure of a relief.
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    John AndersonWall Street Journal
    Nicolas Cage has worn a lot of things on his head over the years, but the Burmese fisherman's bonnet we glimpse at the beginning of the action-adventure romp Jiu Jitsu is something new. It's one of the few things in the movie that is.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    The makers of Jiu Jitsu should have gone full-Sharknado and admitted that they're banking hard on Cage's anything-goes image.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    Jiu Jitsu's weakest link may be its lousy fight choreography which is shot wide and low with stunt doubles who seem like they could really use a good nap.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    Jiu Jitsu might have found a cult following, if only it had been released 24 or 30 or 36 years ago. In 2021 it feels out of time and place, another Nicolas Cage vehicle stuck in the mud, spinning its wheels.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Feels like warmed-over Predator with high kicks and samurai swords.
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    Thom ErnstOriginal Cin
    Only time will tell if Jiu Jitsu will achieve Showgirls-type cult status for its breathtaking badness but make no mistake: it's baaad.
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    Martin ThomasDouble Toasted
    At the ends, I fully threw my hands up. It makes no sense...
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