CJ7 Reviews

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February 6, 2018
The writer-director-actor-choreographer Stephen Chow disappoints mightily with CJ7, a dreary follow-up to his witty international hit Kung Fu Hustle.
November 30, 2017
Personally I found it silly but charming.
November 16, 2011
April 28, 2011
Has the same moral and thematic contours of E.T. or an old-school Disney animated fable, but with the panache we've come to expect from the creator of Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle
April 4, 2011
September 4, 2009
What charm CJ7 has is of the Saturday-morning variety, built upon a tiresome mixture of slapstick humor and comic-book action.
May 6, 2009
Diluindo seu senso de humor anárquico e cartunesco no intuito de criar um filme família, Chow concebe apenas uma história formulaica, artificial em seu sentimentalismo barato e sem a menor graça.
February 20, 2009
The tone veers wildly from sentimental family drama to cartoonish fantasy, and some of the attempts at humor badly misfire.
August 25, 2008
Chow's child-like sense of wonder is no guarantee that he can make a suitable film for kids.
August 13, 2008
He knows he's the hundredth director to rip off E.T.: he's just going to do it better, and with jokes fit for a vintage Warner Brothers cartoon. [Blu-Ray]
August 13, 2008
In spite of the hole the writers dig themselves in accidentally turning the main hero in to a really unlikable presence, "CJ7" is a great twist on the boy meets alien tale...
August 8, 2008
Despite its flaws, this is an entertaining fantasy adventure that both kids and adults will enjoy. Worth seeking out.
August 8, 2008
Directed by and starring Stephen Chow of Kung Fu Hustle fame, it's definitely one only for the kiddies - those who are prepared to read subtitles. Should be a smash hit, then.
August 8, 2008
Good for kids, probably of all ages.
August 8, 2008
Chow's kung fu fans may be disappointed that he's made a family film, but on its own terms it's well crafted, quite touching and frequently LOL.
August 8, 2008
Whimsical, knockabout and slightly out there, it's an enticing watch and one which more adventurous young audiences won't find too alien.
August 8, 2008
There are some nice surreal touches, such as getting enormous adults to play two of the eight-year-olds. But I can't forgive Chow for a misjudged and frankly offensive ending, which is culpably evasive about the reality of life and death.
August 8, 2008
With its fast action, cute critters and schoolyard antics, children and fans of Kung Fu Hustle should enjoy Stephen Chow's CJ7, which further cements his reputation as a commercially gifted director.
August 8, 2008
Chow's film is a charming, funny illustration of family life that explores the notion of being given a second chance. A kids' comedy with a heart.
August 6, 2008
The choice between fantasy and reality is ultimately what CJ7 addresses and dramatises. Chow's film is charming, to be sure - but that is just the half of it.
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