Bulletproof Monk

2003, Action, 1h 44m

132 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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Venerable action star Chow Yun-Fat is the only saving grace in this silly action flick that more often than not resembles a commercial in style. Read critic reviews

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For 60 years, a mysterious monk with no name (Chow Yun-Fat) has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll -- a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scroll keeper. Kar (Seann William Scott) is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer.

Cast & Crew

Chow Yun-Fat
The Monk With No Name
Jaime King
Jade , Bad Girl
Marcus Jean Pirae
Mr. Funktastic
Mako
Mr. Kojima
Roger Yuan
Master Monk
John Woo
Producer
Stefan Czapsky
Director of Photography
Deborah Evans
Production Designer
John E. Sullivan
Visual Effects
Kelley Smith-Wait
Executive Producer
Michael Yanover
Executive Producer
Gotham Chopra
Executive Producer
Caroline Macaulay
Executive Producer
Alan Glazer
Co-Producer
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  • Jan 21, 2016
    This movie was an all round disappointment from the OTT action stunts that if you're over the age of 10 will just roll your eyes at, The acting was pretty bad, The story has been done so many times we can guess what's going to happen next most of the time, Not even Seann William Scotts charm and humour can save this movie, The ending scenes were ok, But the rest of the film is cringe worthy and very forgetful.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2013
    This was a tedious and boring affair that plays out like the early Canon era of action films. Yun-Fat was clearly attempting to create a name for himself with the western market, but this film is made by a filmmaker with zero acting credentials. I enjoy high concept storytelling but when a film has fight scenes this poorly directed and edited, you can't help but tune out. This is a giant missed opportunity considering the stars and the concept. I'm happy to see audiences stayed away, a true statement that a film lacked substance and guilty pleasure status. Not all filmmakers can jump from music clips to films, not everybody is inventive like Fichner. 17/11/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2012
    I felt a stabbing pain watching this movie. I had dark hole expectations watching it and I was still dissapointed. Bulletproof Monk is the biggest Americanisation of the eastern action movie i've ever seen. Seann William Scott has only ever been funny in Role Models. Yung kicks ass but unfortunately the rest doesn't. Especially the ridiculous non-existent plot.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    The premise is ridiculous, the characters are paper thin, the plot is preposterous, but the over-the-top silliness of the film makes it a very watchable popcorn flick.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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