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Bulletproof Monk Reviews

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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
September 6, 2003
An uneasy combination of self-help bromides, poorly edited fight sequences and music video-style flash.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2003
If you like your chop-sockey with a healthy serving of cheese, corn and a few giggles, you won't be disappointed.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 28, 2003
Bulletproof Monk proposes that the enlightenment of Tibetan monks can be sucked out of their heads by the same method that our collective energy is harnessed by the Matrix. Hmph.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 20, 2003
Add another martial-arts flick to the growing list of Matrix wannabes.
| Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2003
The ads and trailer hope we confuse it with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but this is more like the Young Readers version.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2003
Outside of the moments of kinetic madness that represent the action sequences, this movie is an amalgamation of lame comedy, campy Eastern mysticism, and dumb plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2003
very childish, and just a little trashy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 18, 2003
The script seems to have been developed with a desire for the bare minimum, and that work ethic has been passed on to the editing, special effects and fight choreography departments as well.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 23, 2003
Much like the music videos of director Paul Hunter, making his feature-film debut here, Bulletproof Monk is flashy, forgettable fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 17, 2003
Chow Yun-Fat's attempt at a Jackie Chan-style partnership with Seann William Scott might be called Bulletproof, but it's riddled with holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 2, 2003
The odd-couple chemistry between Chow and Scott carries the film until the unimaginative buddy formula wears thin.
April 21, 2003
[T]he thing about the martial arts sequences -- you've got the great Chow Yun-Fat, but this thing is directed MTV style: cut here, cut there, close-up. So we can't really tell if he's doing stunts or if it's all tricks of camerawork.
April 16, 2003
Like most of the movies based on video games, Bulletproof is just mayhem, unencumbered by plot, logic or gravity.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 30, 2003
. . . a mishmash of B-movie clichés and horribly shot sequences assembled as a pre-emptive strike on the summer movie season which instead lands clumsily in theatres as a forgettable diversion. . .
April 16, 2003
This isn't really a movie, it's just one chase scene stacked on top of another and stitched together with the thinnest thread of plot.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 8, 2003
A film based on utterly tired and useless material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 3, 2003
It is not offensively stupid or anything; it's just silly. None of it makes any sense, and its major mistake is in not more fully embracing its nonsensical nature.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 17, 2003
Insufferable. Chow Yun-Fat still needs a good American movie, but is time slipping away?
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April 16, 2003
A movie chockablock with too many elements.
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