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Shaolin Soccer Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Untraditional underdog sports team story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
May 5, 2009
Kung Fu and sports movies collide in writer/director/actor Stephen Chow's devilishly entertaining Honk Kong action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leigh Singer
August 1, 2008
Provided Chow survives being 'Miramaxed', you're looking at the next big Asian star to rise in the West.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 3, 2008
It so deliriously riffs on everything from The Bad News Bears and Jurassic Park to super heroes and break dancing that it's hard not to get caught up in the goofy fun.
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Awesome and fun...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 26, 2007
A spirited crowd-pleaser.
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
You could call it a guilty pleasure, but that would suggest you feel bad about enjoying yourself.

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
A movie as empty-headed as your average Premier League player, but that doesn't matter when the footie scenes are so fun and deliriously OTT.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005 logical and giddy as a second grade classroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 27, 2005
None of this is meant to be taken seriously or even thought about. So just turn off your brain and enjoy the silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 24, 2005
A fall-out-of-the-chair, funny movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 2, 2005
A blitzkrieg of hilarious kung fu craziness.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
November 19, 2004
No doubt there are sports pedants who will find themselves echoing the sentiments of one exasperated opponent as he exclaims "Please don't play like this! I really want to play soccer!" -- but everyone else will be too busy care very much.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Turner
November 13, 2004
The whole film is played with such an infectious sense of fun and at such a snappy pace that you can't help being swept along by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Trout
October 30, 2004
Funny and warm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
October 25, 2004
Até mesmo os efeitos visuais cartunescos se adequam ao tom de fantasia desta produção que, justamente por não se levar a sério, é surpreendentemente hilária.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 19, 2004
A movie that rises to dizzying heights of silliness before soaring into the silly stratosphere, Shaolin Soccer is pure fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 13, 2004
May be the funniest out-and-out comedy of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Janice Page
Boston Globe
August 6, 2004
As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Boston Phoenix
August 7, 2004
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