Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Jiu Jitsu (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Where do you start with a film like Jiu Jitsu? It’s almost unreviewable. And at times almost unwatchable. But YET you keep watching.  You keep finding things to make you smile.  Could Jiu Jitsu be the film 2020 needs right now? No.  Not by a long way.  BUT still you will enjoy this martial arts mess in which Nicolas Cage gives it 110% every second he is on screen and actors like Frank Grillo, Tony Jaa and Rick Yune, well, turn up.   The story makes no sense, the fight scenes range from brilliant to amateur and by the end you wont have a clue what the point was.  Welcome to Jiu Jitsu... a film that has almost no Jiu Jitsu in it and in that way it’s almost the perfect 2020 film.

Best Bit: Nicolas Cage is brilliant

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try:Ong-Bak, Bloodsport, Kickboxer

6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...