The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

Comedy | 104 Minutes
Rating: /10
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Movie Info

  • The Art of Self-Defense After getting attacked on the street, Casey enlists in a local dojo that's led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei. He soon uncovers a sinister fraternity of violence and masculinity while learning how to defend himself. Casey must now embark on a dark and frightening journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

Movie Story

Another dark and very funny comedy. Meek man (a typecast Jesse Eisenberg) mugged and ends up taking karate classes. Testosterone oozing everywhere. Learning to hate, to be mean and to hurt people. Does get pretty violent toward the end but still very funny. B/B+

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The Art of Self-Defense

20191 h 44 min

Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.

Director Riley Stearns
Runtime 1 h 44 min
Release Date 12 July 2019
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not rated

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Movie Showtimes

Fleur Cinema & Café

4545 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

Show times

  • 4:35PM
  • 7:15PM
  • 9:45PM