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The Face of Fu Manchu

Released Oct 24, 1965 1h 34m Horror List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 29% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Nayland Smith (Nigel Green) and helper Dr. Petrie (Howard Marion-Crawford) hunt diabolical Fu (Christopher Lee), out to rule the world with toxic gas. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...racist in the same way as referring to 'the China virus', picking up on decades of distrust and disinformation, attitudes that seem to still be with us today... Rated: 3/5 Feb 24, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Approaches everything with the utmost seriousness, which endows the hokey fantasy scenario with a certain gravity. Rated: 5/10 Aug 24, 2020 Full Review Tony Mastroianni Cleveland Press The ultra-sophisticate may find the broad melodramatic flourishes and the heroics unacceptable, but this isn't a film for the ultra-sophisticate. Jan 17, 2019 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin Resourcefully directed and inventively scripted, The Face of Fu Manchu is a first-class thriller, weakened only by some rather summary characterisation, and a grandiose but flurried ending. Jan 31, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Christopher Lee is a trip playing the notorious Chinese villain Fu Manchu. Rated: B Oct 12, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A film more dubious in quality than the moustache of the same name. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review ashley h The Face of Fu Manchu is a decent film. It is about Fu Manchu who has plans for world domination using a lethal poison gas are thwarted at every turn by his arch nemesis, Sir Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard. Christopher Lee and Nigel Green give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Don Sharp did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and mystery. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Sax Rohmer's archetypal racially insensitive master villain was popularized in serials, several film series, comic strips, comic books, and legendary moustache culture. Here he is done by Christopher Lee (?!) in the first of five forgettable 60s films. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Way better than expected. While not exactly PC by today's standards, it's much more culturally sensitive than the books or the 1932 film. Fu Manchu is a great villain. It's too bad he was born out of xenophobia. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review bill t A bit of a jumbled mess of a movie, face of Fu Manchu features Christopher Lee as Manchu and Nigel Green playing a Sherlock Holmesque detective tracking him down. The main problem is that while Lee is good, his disciples are weak, curiously. You would think that a guy like Fu Manchu would have better assassins around then what he is got. This, believe it or not, is the reason this doesn't work. It's just not that believable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member another hammer films horror entry. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Nayland Smith (Nigel Green) and helper Dr. Petrie (Howard Marion-Crawford) hunt diabolical Fu (Christopher Lee), out to rule the world with toxic gas.
Director
Don Sharp
Producer
Harry Alan Towers
Screenwriter
Harry Alan Towers
Distributor
Seven Arts Pictures
Production Co
Constantin Film Produktion
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 24, 1965, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 1, 2010
Runtime
1h 34m
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