Bulletproof Monk (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Venerable action star Chow Yun-Fat is the only saving grace in this silly action flick that more often than not resembles a commercial in style.


Movie Info

A monk and a pickpocket become unlikely allies in this action adventure story. Sixty years ago, a nameless monk (Chow Yun-Fat) was appointed the guardian of a mysterious scroll that grants remarkable powers to those who possess it. After six decades of traveling the world to protect the scroll, the monk must find someone new to assume the responsibility, but as fate would have it, the new caretaker turns out to be Kar (Seann William Scott), a scruffy and distinctly non-enlightened petty thief … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, language and some sexual content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 9, 2003
Box Office: $23.0M
Runtime:
MGM/UA - Official Site

Cast


as Monk with No Name

as Jade/Bad Girl

as Strucker

as Mr. Funktastic

as Mr. Kojima

as Master Monk

as Diesel

as Brother Tenzin

as Young Monk

as Boy Monk

as Old Sho Girl

as Subway Cop

as Young Mother

as Little Girl

as Three Piece Suit

as Breathless Cop

as Hotdog Vendor

as Monastery Monk

as Kommando

as Kommando

as Kommando

as Kommando

as Kommando

as Transit Cop

as Kommando

as Transit Cop

as Monastery Monk

as Monastery Monk

as Monastery Monk

as Temple Monk

as Temple Monk

as Temple Monk

as Temple Monk

as Wu Shu Monk

as Wu Shu Monk

as Wu Shu Monk

as Wu Shu Monk

as Wu Shu Monk

as Kommando
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Critic Reviews for Bulletproof Monk

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (35)

The fight scenes are routine, the humor juvenile, and the Toronto locales rendered drab through muddy cinematography.

Full Review… | May 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Chow was never a martial arts star back home, but he's a good enough actor -- and an engaging enough personality -- to pass for one here.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Violent but cool martial arts movie.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

This is one piece of derivative, hokey, and really stupid action drivel.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

An enticing title that perfectly sets up our anticipation for a rollicking martial-arts comic-book fable adventure.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

The constantly beaming monk is as good-natured as the script is mindless.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Bulletproof Monk

½

I felt a stabbing pain watching this movie. I had dark hole expectations watching it and I was still dissapointed. Bulletproof Monk is the biggest Americanisation of the eastern action movie i've ever seen. Seann William Scott has only ever been funny in Role Models. Yung kicks ass but unfortunately the rest doesn't. Especially the ridiculous non-existent plot.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

What a weird movie, it's a modern kung-fu fantasy/comedy. While that's pretty brave to attempt to make that plot work, it just wasn't executed properly and it just didn't have enough personality. I think what makes it work the most is the buddy cop antics between Seann William Scott and Chow Yun Fat, aside from that it falls pretty flat.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

½

I really enjoyed this corny action movie, and I wish that it was longer than it was, and improved on it's little flaws, because I really wanted to love this one, but I still really liked it!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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