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The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense is a movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, and Imogen Poots. After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to...

Other Titles
ジ・アート・オブ・セルフ・ディフェンス, La mejor defensa es un ataque, W obronie wlasnej, El arte de defenderse, L'arte della difesa personale, A Arte da Autodefesa, Umetnost samoodbrane, L'art de l'autodéfense, Sztuka samoobrony
Running Time
1 hours 44 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy
Riley Stearns
Riley Stearns
Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself from future threats.

Comments about drama «The Art of Self-Defense» (13)

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This is the first film of director David Mamet, and it's the perfect example of what he does best. When the movie starts out with the main character James (Billy Crudup) on the lam with a kid (played by Mackenzie Davis), we immediately know this isn't going to be a typical road movie. The tension builds quickly, and by the end of the film, the audience is as intrigued as we are. The story takes a few turns, but there is never a dull moment. It is funny and thrilling and the acting is brilliant. Mackenzie Davis is absolutely brilliant in the lead role, and Billy Crudup is hilarious. I wouldn't recommend this film to anyone, but I highly recommend it for fans of David Mamet.

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Cheryl Aguilar

I really liked this film, it was better than I thought it would be, and the actors played their parts very well. The movie has a very dramatic and dark ending, but I think it would have worked better without it. The movie was too short, I would have liked to see more of the characters, and I don't think the ending would have worked so well if they spent more time on it. Overall, I would recommend this movie, and I think it would be good for younger viewers.

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John G.

This movie is one of my favorite movies because of the characters and the performances of the cast. I really like the two actors playing Bobby DeNiro and Aaron Eckhart, and they did an excellent job in this movie. The director and writer also did an excellent job in making this movie very entertaining. I think this movie was a very good movie. This movie also gave me a new idea about the movies I watch, and that's when I started to get more into the movies and how to make them better, like for example, making a movie with a good storyline, but with a good screenplay and giving the characters a purpose. I think that is one of the main reasons I like this movie so much, because of the characters in this movie.

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I've seen this movie many times and I don't find it tiresome at all. Sure, there's one part I can't stand: the part where the detective is supposed to be able to look like a psychiatrist and at the same time tell a flat-out lie without being noticed. I have a doctorate in psychology, so I know a lot about lying, so it's just that little detail that gets me. But that's not the point. It's a great movie, with all the elements of a great movie: good acting, good story, good directing, good music, good cinematography, good editing. It's got everything a movie should have and more. I love this movie, and I never tire of watching it.

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I'd never seen this movie before, but I found it surprisingly good. The dialogue is good, the acting is good, the characters are believable, and the plot is good. I highly recommend this movie. There are a few flaws, but overall it's good.

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Marie Perry

I am not much of a fan of romantic comedies, however, I was excited to see this film. I think it is a brilliant film that i would recommend to anyone. It is very well written, with a great cast. I loved the cast, and I loved the story. There is a great story in this film. I thought it was very well written. The cast is excellent, and the characters are very well developed. The story is very interesting, and the ending is very creative. There is a great twist at the end, which i found very enjoyable. I think this is a great film, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I would not be surprised if this film would win a few awards. This is one of the best romantic comedies I have ever seen, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Daniel Butler

I saw this movie in the theater when it first came out. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. The acting was great, the story was good and the pacing was fast and witty. This movie is definitely for a "flaming" audience. It doesn't matter if you like action movies or romantic comedies, this is definitely a movie for you. I think that people who like good movies should see this one, but it's probably more suitable for younger audiences. I would say that it's a little different than the other "masterpieces" that have come out recently, because it has a few flaws, but overall it's very entertaining. This is a good movie to show off your movie collection.

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Ralph R.

This is a movie that, to me, reminds me of the 'Nine lives' of the movie "Nine 1/2 Weeks". It is a little "different", but still has a lot of the same basic elements. I don't want to give away the ending, but it is a bit surprising, but the ending is the key to the whole movie. I also loved the twist of the movie. I'll leave you with this: I'm sure you've heard that this movie is "based on a true story". Well, if you've seen this movie, you've seen the movie "Nine Lives". That's all I have to say. I gave this movie a 9 out of 10 because I thought the ending was a little too "spooky". I also thought that the movie would have been better if they had included more footage of the apartment building, because it was too cold and dark when I was there. All in all, I thought this movie was great. I really enjoyed it. If you're looking for a good movie, I would recommend you to check this one out.

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Donna Fowler

I can see why this film is not getting as much praise as it deserves. This film has a good story and well paced plot, and does a good job of telling a story that could have been rather dull, but in the end, it's actually pretty great. What's interesting is that this film is more concerned with the effects of the crime, than the crime itself. Although this is not entirely realistic, I think that the characters are actually quite believable, and the acting is great. I thought the film was really well-paced and enjoyable. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, but is not afraid to get really deep. My Grade: A-

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This is my favorite movie of all time. It is really funny and has a great storyline. I love it and I love the cast. A lot of people think that this is a rip off of "Dead Poets Society" but I think this movie is better. This movie is full of great characters and great actors. This movie is a classic and I give it a 9/10.

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This is the second movie I've seen that is loosely based on a book. The first was Bridge of Spies. Both of these movies are good, but the first one I found to be a little more dark and even though I liked the plot of the movie, I found the story to be very predictable. However, this movie is not as predictable. The movie is very suspenseful, but also has a certain dark edge to it. It also has some very good acting. I really liked Tom Hanks and Sam Rockwell, as well as Danny Glover. The movie is definitely worth watching.

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Aaron Rogers

If you have a bit of time to kill, watch this movie. It is definitely worth the time. The plot is fairly simple: a rich man commits a murder that is blamed on his son. The son decides to take revenge on his father by killing him. There is a lot of plot, and the acting is good. But there is one thing that stands out. This movie really takes the viewer on a journey. The movie is definitely worth your time. See it.

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Roger W.

So I went to see this movie expecting to like it because of the "unfiltered" dialog, but this film is so different from anything I've seen before, that I was surprised. I mean, it's a comedy. But there is so much going on in this movie that you have to pay attention to everything. At first I didn't really understand why the woman was so angry, but then I realized that she was upset because of the situation in which she was living and because of her husband who is a father of a child. I think that this movie is very interesting. I didn't think it was really a drama or even a comedy, but it is definitely one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I don't know if it's the best comedy I've ever seen or not. Maybe it's because I've seen so many other comedies and I've just realized that this is the best one yet. I really think that this is a very special movie and I would definitely recommend it. I think it is definitely worth the watch. I give it a 9/10.