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March 14, 2022

THE CHINESE BOXER

Screen Shot 2022-03-14 at 5.04.49 PMChinese Cinema's signature anti-Japanese racism is on full disturbing display in this bloody death-bath.

Bloody missing eye-balls.

The filmmakers put the dubious mindset directly into the text of a film that views Japanese Karate as a brutal style of fighting developed for its power to maim and kill opponents. 

That's its excuse.

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Grand scale fight sequences give way to a mano y mano battle royale climax that provides for some heavy blood-spewing visuals.

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Who needs 3D with this kind of fight action.

That wasn't a question.

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Take "The Chinese Boxer" for what it is, racist propaganda with a toxic sense of self-hatred as filtered through stylized martial arts fighting.

Well and thoroughly fucked.   

Rated R. 90 mins. 

1 Star

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