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Finishing the Game Reviews

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June 28, 2008
You can easily tell how great a time everyone is having, and it's infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 16, 2007
This tedious mockumentary isn't even as entertaining as one of Ed Wood's actual films, and once-promising director Justin Lin has some karma to square for fumbling such a sure thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 15, 2007
What exactly he's trying to say about Bruce Lee's fame and impact or the banal reality of genre moviemaking is unclear at best.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 9, 2007
The pace is flat, the celebrity cameos go nowhere, and the smugness of Lin's observations of Asian-Americans and Hollywood smothers the comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 8, 2007
Misses more comic targets than it hits.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2007
There's about five minutes of funny in Finishing the Game, which leaves 83 minutes of "Oh, that same joke again, huh?"
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 26, 2007
Finishing the Game serves up a kick-ass comedy about a dead martial arts star, starving actors and the Hollywood system.
October 26, 2007
Intermittently funny at best, but mostly full of dead air.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 25, 2007
The breezy tone and obvious fun being had by the cast make Finishing the Game a slight, low-key cool cinematic essay on identity politics.
October 25, 2007
[T]here's little intriguing or surprising...
October 24, 2007
... too thin to sustain itself, even at a modest 83 minutes.
October 19, 2007
A very funny, equal-opportunity broadside that targets Asian stereotyping, and not just by non-Asians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2007
The premise was so golden and in front of our noses for so long, it's amazing that is has taken this long for someone to do it. I'm still upset that it wasn't me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2007
It's a wasted idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 9, 2007
The main reason that I didn't like Justin Lin's new film Finishing the Game is because I wasn't sure at any time what he was trying to make...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 8, 2007
Besmirching Bruce Lee's name like this should be a punishable offense.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 6, 2007
What little potential there is ends up squandered within nanoseconds; as both a parody and a polemic, the film is finished before it's barely begun.
Read More | Original Score: 1/6
October 5, 2007
It feels as though everyone involved was having a rollicking good time, and while the film itself is wildly uneven, Lin and company get in a few pointed jabs at Hollywood fatuousness and self-delusion, cultural stereotypes and '70s fashions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 5, 2007
Call it a comic documentary, a true-life comedy, or a Hollywood satire, but however you karate chop this one, it's a kicky, clever, highly amusing romp.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2007
Finishing The Game doesn't get anywhere that Hollywood Shuffle didn't go to first.
Read More | Original Score: C
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