Beverly Hills Ninja

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Far from silent but comedically deadly, Beverly Hills Ninja proves painfully unfunny.

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When a young American boy washes ashore near a village populated by skilled Japanese warriors, they raise the child as one of them and instruct him in the ways of ninjitsu. Unfortunately, he grows up to be the overweight and inept but very enthusiastic Haru (Chris Farley), who remains intent on becoming a real ninja. Haru's first assignment -- protecting a beautiful woman from California -- doesn't go smoothly, since he's both uncoordinated and completely unaccustomed to Western culture.

Cast & Crew

Nicollette Sheridan
Allison Page , Sally Jones
Nathaniel Parker
Martin Tanley
Francois Chau
Izumo
John Bertolli
Executive Producer
Jeff Ivers
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Michael Rotenberg
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George S. Clinton
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Arthur Albert
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  • Jul 13, 2017
    Chris Farley never hit the mainstream and it was an utter shame. The films he starred in were not always a great showcase for him and Beverly Hill Ninja fits very much in the middle. Some of the laughs are only due to the comedic range of Farley, I always look at the Kevin James movies and know these were destined to be Farley roles. The plot is a little too safe to go anywhere different and it plays all the cliche beats right to the forgettable finale. Chris Rock showcases talent that would later shine brighter but like everyone around Farley, they suffer from the key central performance. I could fault a lot of Dugans boring direction but Farley gives everything, you could be forgiven for giving this film better teviews based on what he delivers. I liked the concept but it was too family oriented and easy to watch, Tommy Boy was nearly unpredictable until the usual happy ending finale. Not without flaws but younger audiences will love Farley in action. 14-07-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2013
    I suppose it was too much to ask to make it through the whole of this film without hearing the songs "Kung Fu Fighting" and "Turning Japanese". Translation, this is probably and predictably the most cliched film you will most likely see...but Farley is the star so we can forgive a bit. This was the last film that was released whilst Farley was still alive I think, and despite the fact its completely a one joke/gag film its still thoroughly enjoyable. Farley is a ninja, a big fat ninja, a big fat ninja believed to be the prophesied 'great white ninja' and has been raised from birth by a ninja clan in Japan. The whole obvious gag being of course that he's not the prophesied great ninja (or is he?), nor is he really very good at being a ninja at all. The whole film is pretty close to the classic 'Pink Panther' as Farley goes on a mission to help the stereotypical sexy blonde lady whilst being shadowed by his ninja 'brother' played by D-list actor/martial artist Robin Shou. In other words a bit like 'Inspector Jacques Clouseau' and 'Kato'...well I think so. As I'm sure many of you can guess this leads to huge amounts of childish visual gags and childish prat falls of epic Farley proportions. Yes we've seen it all before by now with Farley, his quirky rubber faced antics, his slapstick, his surprising agility and his over the top loud outbursts...but dagnabbit it still makes me smile. Farley may not be to everyone's taste with his extremely simple dumb routine but I for one love it. This setting and concept does add a nice hint of originality to Farley's portfolio even though the whole idea of a spoof martial arts film isn't. All the slapstick does get a tiny bit tiresome towards the end as the same visual jokes are regurgitated but overall its still a nice laugh out loud serving of chop socky action. As usual with Farley...brain is not required.
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2012
    Beverly Hills Ninja is a film I would never have seen if I wasn't a Chris Farley addict. Is it funny, yes. I guess. It's not as good as it could be, and the comedy is lightly sprinkled on a ridiculous story. Chris Farley is fun to watch, and Chris Rock is a delight. But overall, it's a meh, film. And, in all honesty, If this wasn't a Chris Farley movie, it would have gotten a much lower rating.
    Bryan D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2012
    Chris Farley more one time make other silly comedy, but Beverly Hills Ninja doesn't have one single not funny scene and entertaining, something rare in an American comedy movie from 90's. Beverly Hills is not the best movie by Farley, that was a unique and terrific comedian, but definitely isn't the worst and promise all the time great laughs. Fresh.
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