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. Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

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15+ COMMON SENSE

Quirky, mature comedy tackles the illusion of masculinity.

Information

Studio
Bleecker Street
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby)
Additional

Danish (Subtitled), Dutch (Subtitled), Finnish (Subtitled), French (Subtitled, Stereo), German (Subtitled), Italian (Subtitled), Norwegian (Subtitled), Polish (Subtitled), Russian (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitled), Turkish (Subtitled)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in available languages with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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