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Bruce Lee the actor--but not the person.

5/10
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida
30 May 2011

This biographical film about Bruce Lee didn't seem to offer any more insights than I've seen in other documentaries--and perhaps a few less. Instead of focusing on Bruce Lee as a person, its focus is almost completely on him as an actor. Other than being 'nice', you really don't learn much about him as a person--and that is exactly what I was hoping to find in "The Life of Bruce Lee". After all, I've seen his films and know he was a great martial artist--but most everyone already knows that. And because of this, the film is best for those barely acquainted with him. It consists of interviews with actors (only a few--including Jim Kelly, Jackie Chan and James Coburn), stunt men and martial artists. The piece was made using what appears to be videotape and is not one of the more professionally made documentaries I've seen. Still, it's competently made if not at all inspired.

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Not a perfect documentary

8/10
Author: PeterRoeder from Lyngby, Denmark
18 December 2008

This has some very interesting material about Bruce Lee, mostly consisting of comments and interviews but also some clips of his fighting style Jeet Kune Do. Certainly it is interesting to hear how people who knew him thought about Bruce Lee but maybe the movie could have had a little more effects and stuff. John Little in his documentaries about Bruce Lee usually puts in some good music and stuff. This documentary is more clean-cut simply letting people give their eye-witness account of Bruce and speaking about what they thought about him and how it was to work with him. Most of them thinks he was phenomenal of course. Anyway, it's a good documentary, but a few scenes could have been omitted.

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