On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 27% based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 3.9/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 38 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B” on an A+ to F scale.
Birth of the Dragon is a 2016 martial arts action film directed by George Nolfi and written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele. The film stars Philip Ng, Xia Yu, and Billy Magnussen. The film is a fictional account on the “supposedly” true story revolving around the young martial artist Bruce Lee, who challenged kung fu master Wong Jack Man in 1965 in San Francisco.
Principal photography began on November 17, 2015, in Vancouver. It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released on August 25, 2017, by Blumhouse Tilt and WWE Studios.