You can easily tell how great a time everyone is having, and it's infectious.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This tedious mockumentary isn't even as entertaining as one of Ed Wood's actual films, and once-promising director Justin Lin has some karma to square for fumbling such a sure thing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
What exactly he's trying to say about Bruce Lee's fame and impact or the banal reality of genre moviemaking is unclear at best.
| Original Score: C
The pace is flat, the celebrity cameos go nowhere, and the smugness of Lin's observations of Asian-Americans and Hollywood smothers the comedy.
| Original Score: 1/4
Misses more comic targets than it hits.
| Original Score: 2/4
There's about five minutes of funny in Finishing the Game, which leaves 83 minutes of "Oh, that same joke again, huh?"
| Original Score: 1/4
Finishing the Game serves up a kick-ass comedy about a dead martial arts star, starving actors and the Hollywood system.
Intermittently funny at best, but mostly full of dead air.
| Original Score: 1/5
The breezy tone and obvious fun being had by the cast make Finishing the Game a slight, low-key cool cinematic essay on identity politics.
[T]here's little intriguing or surprising...
... too thin to sustain itself, even at a modest 83 minutes.
A very funny, equal-opportunity broadside that targets Asian stereotyping, and not just by non-Asians.
| Original Score: 3/4
The premise was so golden and in front of our noses for so long, it's amazing that is has taken this long for someone to do it. I'm still upset that it wasn't me.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's a wasted idea.
The main reason that I didn't like Justin Lin's new film Finishing the Game is because I wasn't sure at any time what he was trying to make...
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Besmirching Bruce Lee's name like this should be a punishable offense.
| Original Score: D
What little potential there is ends up squandered within nanoseconds; as both a parody and a polemic, the film is finished before it's barely begun.
| Original Score: 1/6
It feels as though everyone involved was having a rollicking good time, and while the film itself is wildly uneven, Lin and company get in a few pointed jabs at Hollywood fatuousness and self-delusion, cultural stereotypes and '70s fashions.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Call it a comic documentary, a true-life comedy, or a Hollywood satire, but however you karate chop this one, it's a kicky, clever, highly amusing romp.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Finishing The Game doesn't get anywhere that Hollywood Shuffle didn't go to first.