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Plot: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win? Runtime: 97 mins Release Date: 10 Nov 1989
First let me address everyone who knocked this movie, this movie wasn't made to earn Oscars and a host of other accolades, it is what it is. If this sounds vague to you, I'll tell you what it is. It's a great martial arts movie made in the era of Bloodsport, Kickboxer, King of Kickboxers, and such other similar films. For what it is, its a phenomenal movie. Great fight scenes, especially when Phillip Rhee is fighting as well as the Korean team, the rest of the American team sucked, filled with bad actors like Eric Roberts.. who gives a sh!t about eric roberts, but I digress . <more>
Sure it was cheesy but what did you expect, an Oscar award winning movie, no, you go to see this for the mindless fun it gives you, just like Rocky IV that everyone mentioned in the comments, sure story wise Rocky IV wasn't the best, but I love the fights, the training, all of that... Its a fun movie.This is my all time favorite martial arts movie, along with anything from Sho Kosugi, and Van Damme's Bloodsport and Kickboxer his other movies sucked the big one . It has great fighting scenes, decent yet predictable story, you like the characters, etc. etc. The sequels however were retarded, how an Olympian Tae Kwon Doe becomes involved in all these crazy adventures in 2,3, and 4 I don't know. I've only seen 2 out of the sequels and refuse to watch 3 and 4. Two was enough.***UPDATE: I have finally found it on DVD... got it from Best Buy for $15.***
I've seen lots of comment on this movie but this is my all time favorite. The first time I saw the movie I was 7 years old I'm 23 now and last week I saw him for the 58the time. I admit, the screenplay becomes old fashion after all those years but it's the greatest taekwondo-movie ever made!!! Everybody talks about the karate movie, OK, it's the "US karate-team" but the main fights are taekwondo-style, with a little bit of hapkido in it. Especially the true taekwondo battle between the rhee brothers at the end, I'm a taekwondo-member myself and what they <more>
'fake' is very difficult, ever harder than a real fight. And too all the people here who think this movie is't worth rating high, try those kicks yourselves, trust me,it's hard, even without opponent! Best of the best rules!!!
This movie is so good, I don't know where to start. Not only is this one of the best action movies ever made, it's one of the best movies ever made PERIOD. The fact that this movie has an average rating of 5.5 is crap. This movie is worth alot more than that, that's for sure. If you love the 80s and you love good fighting movies like I do, then definitely check this one out. There aren't very many movies that I like, and this is definitely one of them.Don't dismiss this movie because it had some bad sequels. If you're going to judge this movie because you've seen <more>
overnight throw-togethers like Best of the Best 2, or Best of the Best 4, then you're really missing out...because Best of the Best is absolutely nothing like the sequels. Best of the Best 3 was alright, but that one too is nothing at all like the first one.This isn't some piece of crap that was thrown together overnight like 90% of all action films are. This movie is truly a quality film. The makers of this film really put their effort and time into making sure this was a quality film...everything including the excellent fight scenes, the training scenes, the great music, and the emotional moments as well. There is actually an important message about life in this movie. You know, once I think about it, I really can't think of one bad thing to say about this movie. I loved this movie ever since I was a kid and I still rent it sometimes.
Yeah, I mean there will be critics out there who will say, it isn't the greatest acting or dialogue, but the martial arts and the final scene are excellent. Especially from actors such as Eric Roberts and Chris Penn who have had no formal martial arts training. The film is a master piece of martial art cinema, and yes I strongly say it is better than Titanic.
A reasonable representation of martial arts as a sport (by craigkimball-3)
Best of the best is one of those rare movie; a credible and fairly realistic representation of martial arts as a sport. Yes, it is a cheese fest but it's a good one. The characters are likable, the action scenes are brilliantly done and although the story isn't as engaging as it could have been it does work.The story shows the selection and training of the US and the Korean national karate teams who we know from the start of the movie will face each other in a televised sporting event. All the character development is with the Americans though and this film is essentially about them. <more>
While the training and character building are good, and do make you care to some extent about the Americans, the entire movie is really all about the final fights. They are technically brilliant and very well shot. The second to last fight will send tingles down your spine, and the final fight - well, my wife hates this sort of movie but even she was in tears at the end.I liked this movie a lot. It's in my collection and my advice to anyone who enjoys a good fight film is to give this a chance.
One of the best action movies ever -- VASTLY Underrated (by bek-12)
I'm a big movie buff, and Best of the Best is vastly underrated. If you've read a review and the review trashed it, don't panic. Maltin hates it, but I'm very picky and can't stand cheapo B action movies. This one isn't just a notch above... it's one of the best action flicks ever made.
The Best is the Best (by HBeachBabe)
I'm not sure why I liked this movie so much. The plot is just another Rocky derivative and the dialogue rather pedestrian. However, it does have James Earl Jones which is always a plus. Despite the cliché story I still actually cried at the end. I was moved. I felt for these characters, their struggle and their triumph. This movie is a good guilty pleasure. It shouldn't be as enjoyable as it is. Here's to the emotional power of cheese.
Truly the Best of the Best (by steven_oddi)
This film shows all the hall-marks of a classic Martial Art flick where, Alex Grady, a down on his luck karate competitor is chosen to be a part of the US National Karate Team. For three months, Alex with four other would be champions must train hard under the watchful eye of Coach Couzo James Earl Jones . They must be at their peak if they are to beat the masterful team from Korea.This film has it all, from spectacularly choreographed martial arts to the emotions of human life. The fight scenes at the end our breath taking with the two brothers, Simon and Phillip Rhee, showing the true <more>
essence of traditional Tae Kwon Do.James Earl Jones and Chris Penn add a nice touch of humour throughout the film and the way director, Bob Radler, inter-weaves the stories of the fighters is wonderfully done.With the unusual twist at the end this film has to be one of the best martial arts films of all time. Apart from some shady acting at times and an 'over the top' fight with Alex at the end, this film is what every martial art fan dreams about.A definate must even if your not a martial art fan.
Second best American martial arts movie ever? (by dee.reid)
And by answering that, what I really mean is that "Best of the Best" probably is the second best martial arts movie ever made in the United States, behind "The Karate Kid" 1984 . Director Robert Radler's film consists of a martial arts tournament, being held in Seoul, South Korea, between the American Karate team and the Koreans.The plot for "Best of the Best" consists of the assembly of the team, the selection of the fighters, their training by a dedicated coach James Earl Jones , personal conflicts and triumphs, and the eventual showdown in Seoul with the <more>
Korean martial artists.Just one thing though: It's not Karate they're training in; it's Tae Kwon Do, which is Korean! Much more, why would Korean fighters be training in an Okinawan art? What's going on here? Tae Kwon Do is constantly referred to as Karate throughout "Best of the Best" and its sequels. The best of these Korean Tae Kwon Do artists is Dae Han Simon Rhee , a one-eyed "Karate" machine who accidentally killed the older brother of American martial artist Tommy Lee Phillip Rhee during a match, and he carries that guilt on his shoulders of having to watch his brother die. Coach Couzo Jones , his assistant Don Tom Everett , and their trainer Sally Kirkland have the duty of assembling Lee and four others to fight in Seoul: Single-dad Alex Grady Eric Roberts , Travis Brickley Christopher Penn , Virgil Keller John Dye , and Sonny Grasso David Agresta . Their training regiment is long and difficult, with scenes inter-cut with that of the Korean fighters showing off their skills, jump-kicks and board breaks and all, leaving us wondering if our boys are really ready for Tae Kwon Do in its purest form.It should come as no surprise to drama hounds that they don't like each other and come from all walks of life. They have their personal squabbles too, like Alex's son is hurt in an accident and he himself struggles with an old sports injury, Travis's racist remarks only burden Tommy even further and alienate the men even more, and it's obvious that Couzo is hiding some skeletons in his closet as well. But once they learn to come together and act as a team, they'll manage all right that's "Best of the Best's" message .Considering that "Best of the Best" has not gotten much attention, it is surprisingly well-made, well-written with a story by Phillip Rhee himself and Paul Levine, who also worked on the script , and watchable. You do make a genuine connection with the characters some are more developed than others , and you even feel for the Korean team at some points. The Koreans aren't some evil force out to conquer the world, but still aren't to be taken lightly because they're every bit as dedicated to winning as the Americans are. The script is uneven and the direction fades at different times, but these only seem to be minor obstructions from enjoying the picture.What it boils down to, ultimately, is a brutal full-contact tournament between the 10 members of both teams; the Koreans are fighting for national pride, while we're simply fighting for the right to be called the "best of the best." We take a beating, all right, but there is something genuinely heartwarming about the ending, that will be left up to the viewer to see. What is most unexpected about this ending and events leading up to it, is that during an era rife with xenophobia and American jingoism, Radler's film sweeps all that stuff aside in favor of a somewhat balanced portrait of the other side. Bravo.8/10