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.
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 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.
April 11, 2008
China has a lot to answer for these days -- unsafe food exports, unsafe toys, Tibet. And now CJ7.
April 11, 2008
Even children, for whom it is intended, might just find it silly.
April 11, 2008
Chow's loyal fans are sure to be disappointed by CJ7, and the film faces one other significant problem in traveling to these shores: Any kid who is the right age to appreciate this pap is going to be too young to read subtitles.
April 4, 2008
Chow is so heavy-handed at erecting wish-fulfilling or sentimental setups that each slapstick reversal becomes easy to predict. He showers heroes and villains alike with sap.
March 28, 2008
The result is never boring, but it's often inexplicable.
March 27, 2008
I don't doubt [Stephen Chow's] talent. With this one, though, I doubt his story sense and his borderline-insane mixture of tones.
March 21, 2008
It's awful. Awful. That's all. Keep walking. For the love of all that's holy. Keep. Walking.
March 19, 2008
Almost surrealistically bad...not only fails totally to delight but is even likely to creep you out.
March 17, 2008
You always want to like a critter from space comedy but sometimes you just can't. CJ7 is one of those films.
March 14, 2008
CJ7 is wildly entertaining at times, but when it comes to telling an actual story, Chow could use some tutoring from the clever folks at Pixar.
March 14, 2008
In other words, this is a highly messy production, and as much as I want to embrace everything that the director has up his immensely intriguing sleeves sometimes a person just has to admit defeat and move on.
March 13, 2008
[D]ownright disturbing.
March 13, 2008
Bright, bouncy, kooky and comically tone deaf, CJ7 is the most bizarre kids movie I've ever seen.
March 13, 2008
CJ7, an "alien toy dog," isn't so charming when it's taking a machine-gun crap in the face of its new owner.
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