Bulletproof Monk Reviews

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May 3, 2007
The fight scenes are routine, the humor juvenile, and the Toronto locales rendered drab through muddy cinematography.
Top Critic
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.
June 20, 2003
It's supremely ironic: the scroll defeats the body's natural decaying process. In today's movies, so does the computer. It's even more efficient than plastic surgery, but just as phoney.
April 22, 2003
They made a ton of junky movies in Hong Kong, but those were dazzlingly fluid and high-flying junky movies. This American retread has the same sort of hack plot but none of the bravura.
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 20, 2003
Great title, but this martial-arts comedy doesn't quite live up to it.
April 18, 2003
One of those motley movies that borrows from just about everywhere.
April 18, 2003
Everything here is borrowed from other movies ...
April 18, 2003
Model-turned-actress Jaime King changed her first name (from James) to star in Bulletproof Monk. Given her performance, she might have to enter the witness-protection program.
April 17, 2003
It's a testament to Chow's star power that, even with an accent more than casually reminiscent of Elmer Fudd's, he comes off charming, handsome and cool in a movie as ridiculous as Bulletproof Monk.
April 16, 2003
The movie mixes dull dialogue, martial arts wire work and half-baked approximations of Eastern philosophy, some shallow enough to make the average fortune cookie seem profound.
April 16, 2003
[A] lightweight but delightful martial-arts romp.
April 16, 2003
A movie chockablock with too many elements.
April 16, 2003
This is not a movie that sparks questions about the meaning of life. Well, maybe one: Dude, where's my Zen?
April 16, 2003
Bulletproof Monk is such an overcooked and odoriferous turkey, the Butterball people ought to sue for defamation of character.
April 16, 2003
Cheesy fun.
April 16, 2003
Bulletproof Monk has more going for it than a promising title. It has a life and style that other buddy action movies lack.
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.
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.
April 16, 2003
A moronic knockoff of Jackie Chan's buddy/action comedies, directed without much imagination or aspiration by music-video veteran Paul Hunter.
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