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Tai Chi Zero Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
January 11, 2013
Sort of a kung-fu film through a 'Scott Pilgrim' lens, it is a slight but stylistic romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 13, 2012
Lavishes much care on the scenario, but the nonstop CGI could be a drawback for purists.
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 27, 2012
It's meant either to aggressively defy convention or to distract moviegoers from a story that is pedestrian and predictable.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
October 25, 2012
A love triangle and some Steampunk machinery add interest, and Fung's spunky inventiveness makes this worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Razak
Flixist.com
October 22, 2012
The true gist is a kung fu movie for the modern age: jam packed full of the hyper kinetic stimuli of an ADHD generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
October 19, 2012
Tai Chi Zero is constantly evolving and changing as a film. It's as if it completely redefines what a dynamic martial arts film can and should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
October 19, 2012
And although disappointed by this first part of the trilogy, there was enough to hold my interest to make me at least willing to give part 2 a chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 19, 2012
An energetic martial-arts romp with a stylish steampunk twist, Tai Chi 0 assaults the viewer with frenetic fight scenes, audacious video-game-inspired graphics, and nearly enough goofball humor to have it qualify as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2012
"Tai Chi Zero" is often more distracting than diverting with its everything-goes aesthetic - there are strains of steampunk, manga and silent film comedy, with video-game touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 19, 2012
"Tai Chi Zero" is loads of fun to watch, especially a battle in which watermelons, bananas and other fruits and veggies serve as flying weapons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 19, 2012
A martial-arts adventure with more video-game and comic-book DNA than the traditional kung fu flick, "Tai Chi Zero" is good, if empty-headed, fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
October 18, 2012
Exhausting to watch, Tai Chi Zero is all flash and little substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
October 18, 2012
"Zero" is the first part of a trilogy. Part two, titled "Tai Chi Hero," is due in January. The legend is off to a promising start.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Macfarlane
Slant Magazine
October 18, 2012
Essentially a live-action anime, it sweats rivulets of Tarantino-era digital anxiety from all pores-every kick, punch, pan, and zoom exaggerated for maximum impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 18, 2012
Splashy but ultimately an empty bauble...By the halfway point you'll likely be more exhausted than exhilarated.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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October 18, 2012
Fung is enjoying himself so much that he doesn't want the movie to end - and his delight is infectious.
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 2012
Tai Chi Zero, the first film in a planned trilogy, will leave hard-core fight enthusiasts wanting. But it's a droll, pleasant diversion all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 18, 2012
Hyped as a steampunk kung fu movie that revolutionizes the genre, Tai Chi Zero spends most of its time spinning its wheels.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
October 18, 2012
Fast and mostly fun, the movie also seems compulsively too much, throwing everything it can think of at you, lest it fail to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 18, 2012
For all its playfulness and cameo one-shots ("Lung Siu-lung, '70s kung fu superstar"!), Fung's film represents a thundering dead end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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