The problem with “Birth of the Dragon,” George Nolfi’s largely fictionalized account of a 1964 fight between an Oakland martial arts instructor named Bruce Lee and San Francisco instructor Wong Jack Man is that Lee, the future movie star and worldwide phenomenon, is the third-most important character in the film. Instead, it’s a story mostly told from a Caucasian perspective, through the eyes of Steve McKee (Billy Magnussen), an aspiring young martial arts student who is caught between his loyalty to Lee (Philip Wan-Lung Ng) and his fascination with Wong (Yu Xia), who has come from China specifically to put Lee in his place (Lee’s crime: teaching martial arts to Westerners).
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