Jiu Jitsu

critic Reviews

, 30% 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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    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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    Kristy PuchkoIGN Movies
    Jiu Jitsu feels like a deeply 2020 movie in that it is a barrage of WTF choices that hit without mercy until you either give in and go with the flow or just go mad. Or, hey, maybe both.
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    Justin BrownMedium Popcorn
    The action scenes were almost just as much nonsense as the story line. This is far from the bad but good Cage films we've come to willfully endure over the years.
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    Niall BrowneMovies in Focus
    A lot of crazy things have happened in 2020, but the craziest in a cinematic sense has to be Jiu Jitsu starring the one and only Nicolas Cage.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    It's so much that it all starts to blur in your mind and so much that you completely lose track of the story and who the characters are meant to be.
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    Kat HughesTHN
    A bland and confusing film that plays against its obvious fun factors, creating a rather dull action movie that won't stick in your memory for long.
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