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The Art Of Self Defense

The Art Of Self Defense

Movie Info

  • 83%
    Critic score: Percentage of critics as compiled by rottentomatoes.com who have given this movie a positive review.
  • 62%
    Audience score: Percentage of Rotten Tomatoes users who have rated this movie 3.5 stars or higher.
Rated: R (for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language)
Runtime: 1 hr 44 min
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots
Genre: Comedy

Synopsis

After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.