CJ7 Reviews

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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
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
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.
July 29, 2008
Chow loves his comedic exaggerations, and for good reason: he executes silly with dazzling skill. CJ7 might be a minutely less aggressive production from Chow, but that doesn't make it any less unreal or hilarious.
June 18, 2008
This is a wildly inventive and funny film that is a breath of fresh air.
May 29, 2008
Always intriguing but not always fully involving, CJ7 still features, as with its resurrecting dog, Chow's enlivening touch. Even when his film isn't completely absorbing, it seems he never met a dying genre cliché he can't reanimate.
May 16, 2008
CJ7 is a deceptive little delight, a movie that wisely avoids the pitfalls of its obvious homage to set its own cinematic course
April 30, 2008
CJ7 acknowledges the clichés, sometimes embracing and sometimes satirizing the conventional depictions of kids and adults in family films.
April 24, 2008
While to many audiences it might seem bizarre and out there, it's perversely watchable.
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