“ 'The Silent Flute' is a very strange movie, both bizarre and dull.
“ It has a good flow and is entertaining; with a little something for everybody.
“ It is kind of boring to watch, actually.
“ Erica Creer's stunning beauty scorches up the screen and teases your mammaries in showing off her left backside, and she won't stick around for long.
“ Listening to Lee philosophize was as dull as watching him perform was exciting.
“ An extremely intriguing story, curious zen koans, and interesting characters would have made for a 10 film, had there not been several horrid things which marred this otherwise perfect film.
“However, if you watch the movie and *listen* to what it's trying to tell, it's extremely engrossing, as it addresses questions and concepts that all of us wonder about at some time or another.
“ A dreadfully pretentious martial-arts adventure started by Bruce Lee and finished (in more ways than one) by David Carradine.
“ Be the empty vessel .
“Don't waste your time or money on this dog of a film.
“ By the time the film was released, the final version bore little resemblance to what Bruce Lee and company had envisioned.
“ Evocative and glimmer photography by Ronny Taylor , a prestigious cinematographer who photographed hits as Star Wars , Gandhi , Chorus Line , Sea of love , Cry Feedom and many others .
“ Cooper is one of the dullest and least charismatic individuals I've ever seen in a martial arts movie, and almost single handedly sinks the movie.
“" The film is pretentious to a laughable degree.
“ Far from your average beat-em-up or chop socky outing, I would strongly recommend Circle of Iron for the discerning action movie fan, or anyone who wants a different, intelligent, engaging movie.
“ Stunning brunette Erica Creer contributes a memorably sultry portrayal of lovely and enticing seductress Tara.
“ The landscapes and backdrops are at times breathtaking, just out of place.
“ I found Cord's persistent curiosity and inquisitiveness about things very entertaining and engaging; Davis Carridine plays off of this perfectly.
“ An intriguing one-of-a-kind oddity.
“ Director Richard Moore, working from a quirky and thoughtful script by Stanley Mann and Stirling Silliphant, relates the compellingly peculiar story at a steady pace, vividly evokes a colorful fantasy world, and stages the exciting occasional martial arts fights with a good deal of flair and skill.
“this type of setting coupled with the compelling music make this a landscape monument for the uniquely inclined deeper striver of zen/buddhism and enlightenment.
“ Ronnie Taylor's striking cinematography sharply captures the breathtaking beauty of the Israel locations.
“ Based on an idea by Bruce Lee, this is a really enjoyable flick that is as entertaining as it is outlandish.
“ The look of the film saves it from becoming a totally boring affair, largely because Moore, who has had ample experience with cinematography on films of varying genres, makes the most out of a minimalist setting.
“ Good old boring days, rampant with clichés.
“ This luxurious martial arts film was marvelously filmed with good production design , nice costumes , luxurious cinematography , breathtaking scenes and enjoyable musical score by Bruce Smeaton .