Shaolin Reviews

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Top Critic
Russell Edwards
February 3, 2011
Well-mounted Chinese-Hong Kong martial-arts co-production Shaolin elevates enlightenment above brute strength, but weak helming undercuts the pic's punch.
Don Groves
January 28, 2011
A bloody tale of redemption, with a credibility gap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
January 27, 2011
An expansive, energetic, big-budget martial arts action film that encompasses combat, explosions and moments of introspection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Weaving
January 27, 2011
Evil warlords and nifty monks battle it out physically and spiritually in this epic and histrionic tale of how the most nasty of men can find enlightenment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

FILMINK (Australia)
January 26, 2011
Despite out of place comic relief from Jackie Chan, this deftly weaves history and politics, while boasting brilliant martial arts.
George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald
January 26, 2011
A thoroughly satisfying period action flick with heart and soul; a wholesome step on the path to cinematic enlightenment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
September 14, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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