Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage uses Jiu Jitsu to fight a space ninja in this action sci-fi co-starring Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy), Tony Jaa (Ong Bak), JuJu Chan (Wu Assassins) and Alain Moussi (Kickboxer: Retaliation).

Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious race of alien invaders in a battle for Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have won…until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes (Moussi) is defeated by Brax, the indomitable leader of the invaders, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from amnesia, Jake is rescued by Wylie (Cage), Keung and his team of fellow Jiu Jitsu fighters. They must help Jake to regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will once again determine the fate of mankind.

2020Rating: R16102 minsUSA
ActionFantasyScience Fiction
Director:
Dimitri Logothetis ('Kickboxer: Retaliation', 'Momo: The Sam Giancana Story')
Writer:
Dimitri LogothetisJim McGrath
Cast:
Nicolas CageMarie AvgeropoulosFrank GrilloTony JaaAlain MoussiJuju Chan

Streaming (3 Providers)

Jiu Jitsu / Reviews

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Nicolas Cage has worn a lot of things on his head over the years, but the Burmese fisherman's bonnet... is something new. It's one of the few things in the movie that is.

Full review
Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

Come for the wacky premise, stay for the action, and then leave wondering why there wasn't any jiu-jitsu.

Full review
Decider

Decider

Nicolas Cage's few minutes of screen time are nowhere close to saving this confused, flimsy martial arts outing.

Full review
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Cage's amusing turn as a kooky hermit with an affinity for newspaper hats often feels awkwardly spliced into the film.

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Has all the barely-motivated action and sci-fi trappings of a middling videogame and, well, at least a little of the dramatic value.

Full review
IGN

IGN

Feels like a deeply 2020 movie in that it is a barrage of WTF choices that hit without mercy until you either give in and go with the flow or just go mad.

Full review
RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Should have gone full-Sharknado and admitted that they're banking hard on Cage's anything-goes image.

Full review
IndieWire

IndieWire

Cage finally appears about 40 minutes into the film as an eccentric expert swordsman who makes paper hats in his spare time.

Full review
The Guardian

The Guardian

The action sequences are weirdly extended and bland, like game-play action from a first-person game.

Full review