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Bulletproof Monk Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 12, 2016
basically Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes to New York
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 7, 2015
Not to put too fine a point on it, but "Bulletproof Monk" is a rather large piece of garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Violent but cool martial arts movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is one piece of derivative, hokey, and really stupid action drivel.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
An enticing title that perfectly sets up our anticipation for a rollicking martial-arts comic-book fable adventure.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The constantly beaming monk is as good-natured as the script is mindless.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2007
The fight scenes are routine, the humor juvenile, and the Toronto locales rendered drab through muddy cinematography.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
It's painful to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Chow was never a martial arts star back home, but he's a good enough actor -- and an engaging enough personality -- to pass for one here.
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Paul Hunter edits his action scenes so much that it's really difficult to see anything spectacular, and the special effects aren't anything to drool over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2004
... bringing music-video director Paul Hunter was a good move for pacing, but he could use a few lessons in filming fight scenes.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 12, 2004
The bottom line is, this qualifies as a guilty pleasure.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Too much time is given over to the absolutely dire script.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 27, 2003
very childish, and just a little trashy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 9, 2003
Chow Yun-Fat delivers stylish action and finally shows American audiences a sense of humor, but watching Stifler get his kung fu on is just a little too hard to swallow.
| Original Score: 5.5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
An uneasy combination of self-help bromides, poorly edited fight sequences and music video-style flash.
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 26, 2003
...nonstop fighting, kicking, punching, and killing, with a dollop of juvenile humor thrown in.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Clint Morris
Film Threat
July 31, 2003
If you're a fan of martial arts, and fancy an alternative to the heavy going comic adaptations ahead, then this is your bag.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
The odd-couple chemistry between Chow and Scott carries the film until the unimaginative buddy formula wears thin.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
In honor of Yun-Fat's Zen calm, let's say, 'Just because one has directed countless Mariah Carey videos does not mean one can film kung-fu, Lotus Blossom.'
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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