The Art of Self-Defense


Comedy / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Sport / Thriller

IMDb Rating 6.8 10 3,278


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November 2, 2019



Imogen Poots as Lola
Jesse Eisenberg as Jamison
Leland Orser as Det. Andrew Hollinsworth
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925.62 MB
23.976 fps
104 min
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23.976 fps
104 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Fella_shibby 5 / 10 / 10

Misleading n not funny.

Normally one wud expect some martial arts with such titles but there ain't any in this film. Dont know y most fellas r terming this as a dark comedy. Only twice I laughed in the entire runtime. 1) Seeing the poster of the Grandmaster made me laugh more than the film. 2) The story about how the Grandmaster died is hilarious. That's it. Nothing else good bah this film. Generous with 5 cos of the bad ass babe Poots smashing an opponent n Eisenberg's acting.

Reviewed by petera00 5 / 10 / 10


Just a poor mans version of fight club in the woke culture. Although Fight Club is way more brilliant then this... Turn on the subtitles next time to that movie and youll see what I mean - jack.

Reviewed by ofumalow 5 / 10 / 10


I like Eisenberg and Nivola, so I was primed to enjoy this, but what a letdown. It starts off with a decent droll tenor, even if the humor is pretty lame and the story very simplistic (fraidity-cat nerd gets mugged, then gets empowered in karate class). But rather than evolving into something more interesting, the film just gets mean-spirited without truly going "dark," with improbable developments and insufficient depth to pull them off. Characters who turn out to be sorta evil remain cartoonish, so there's no punch to the revelations. This is neither a farce or a "black comedy," just some tepid compromise between, and it wastes some very good actors. You've seen Eisenberg playing a dweeb before--he's certainly good at it, but this movie doesn't bring out anything new--while Nivola, who's normally terrific, is neither very funny or sufficiently threatening in a role that calls for both. Likewise Imogen Poots and David Zellner get one-note roles. I don't know what this movie was trying for, but it didn't work for me. I would have rated it lower (because I really did wind up disliking it), but in technical and acting terms the filmmaking was competent enough to give it a medium grade.

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