The Art of Self-Defense (2019) 1080p YIFY Movie

The Art of Self-Defense (2019) 1080p

The Art of Self-Defense is a movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, and Imogen Poots. After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to...

IMDB: 7.22 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy | Crime
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.99G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: German
  • Run Time: 104
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1001 / 837

The Synopsis for The Art of Self-Defense (2019) 1080p

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.


The Director and Players for The Art of Self-Defense (2019) 1080p

[Director]Riley Stearns
[Role:]Imogen Poots
[Role:]Jesse Eisenberg
[Role:]Alessandro Nivola
[Role:]Steve Terada


The Reviews for The Art of Self-Defense (2019) 1080p


Smart, Witty, and Sharp as a Samurai SwordReviewed bymetaflixincVote: 7/10

'The Art of Self Defense' is a coming out party for writer/director Riley Stearns, who has not only overcome the obstacle of a sophomore feature film, but has completely vanquished the notion that it should pose a problem in the first place.

The key to his success? Time. Stearns' first feature film, 'Faults', debuted in 2014. That means he had five years (voluntarily or otherwise) to develop his next project. And the evidence of having that much time to fine tune and meticulously polish what would become 'The Art of Self Defense' is most evident in the writing, which is witty, funny, incisive, and without a shred of overwrought excess.

The film blends comedic elements-sometimes light, sometimes dark-with character study and sociology in a 'Karate Kid' meets 'Fight Club' mashup that is delightfully entertaining the entire way through. Despite some violence and a couple of injuries which could have been toned down to broaden the mass appeal of the film, achieving as much probably isn't Stearns' primary goal, and we expect both he and his trenchant film to garner a well-deserve cult following.

What does it mean to be strong?Reviewed byCharlesAncelleVote: 9/10

The Art of Self-Defense has a lot more to offer than the good old fun it seems to be at first.It follows the story of Casey, a nerdy accountant with very little social skill, and a total pushover by every possible measure, a role which, obviously, fits Jesse Eisemberg perfectly.

Casey doesn't have much going on in his life, but on the surface, he seems perfectly content to let other people step all over him. As long as they leave him alone for the most part, he's happy to go on with his frighteningly boring routine.

However, one night, Casey gets attacked by a mob of a few bikers, who mug him and mostly beat him up badly enough to send him to the hospital.After his painful recovery, Casey stumbles upon a Karate class, and decides to join it. But the eccentric Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) soon turns out to have a lot more to teach than Karate moves - he teaches an entire way of life, one that will put Casey on an entirely new path, one that threatens to change him to the very core.

Now it would be easy to summarize the film as a satire on hypermasculinity, but yes, on the surface, what Sensei is preaching is essentially for his pupils to become some sort of hyper virile, violent beings defined only by their strength - and the film is pushing this to the extreme and spinning it on its head to hilarious effect. But on a deeper level, what this is really about is Casey's journey from being weak, to being strong, and what are the moral repercussions of exerting that strength. What does it mean to stand up for oneself, and then for others? In many aspects, what the film explores is how strength and its intrinsic values lead to various forms of conflict, to confrontation, and what are the consequences of dealing with these forms of conflict?

All I can say without spoiling, is that the film explores this theme with a fresh, and most often, hilarious point of view, and it's definitely worth seeing for that reason, if not for the terrific performances of the leads (including Imogen Poots, who I didn't get a chance to mention to avoid spoilers).

More nonsense to convince some people to be even more defenseless than they already are.Reviewed bySailinshipVote: 1/10

The only idiots who would watch this and enjoy it are those who really need to make fun of those who are stronger than them. Strong people would never watch this. They would watch something that was funny. Funny is what people watch when they want to laugh. Millennials are laughed at, they are weak. They must learn to laugh at themselves. To laugh at oneself is to laugh at weakness itself. This movie is weak, it does not know how to laugh, not even at itself, which, as previously stated already, is to laugh at wakness itself. This movie is wack, and weak.

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