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Finishing the Game Reviews

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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 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 2, 2007
If its critique sometimes lacks grace, it's nonetheless bolstered by a shrewd understanding of the way pop culture exploits minority differences for entertainment purposes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2007
Besmirching Bruce Lee's name like this should be a punishable offense.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 18, 2007
It's a wasted idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2007
Hard as it is to believe that anyone thinks the comic possibilities of polyester arrow collars haven't been thoroughly strip-mined, those are the primary source of ostensible laffs here.
October 4, 2007
Has little respect for its source, using it only as a reason to watch foolish, untalented actors prove just how foolish and untalented they can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 25, 2007
[T]here's little intriguing or surprising...
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
October 5, 2007
A genially scattershot mockumentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
A faux documentary grounded in ethnicity and mired in absurdity, Finishing the Game is a terrific idea still waiting to be fashioned into a real movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2007
The search for the next Bruce Lee goes comically awry, but not comically enough, in Finishing the Game, a rice-paper-thin spoof that tries to poke fun at the endangered Hollywood species that is the Asian male actor.
October 3, 2007
The film completely misses what should have been its real target -- the filming of Game of Death, a martial-arts campfest worthy of Edward D. Wood Jr.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 5, 2007
You get the sense that Justin Lin has never even seen Game of Death... I've got to imagine there were some actual lines and scenes from Game of Death that would have been funny in this context.
October 5, 2007
Lin is simply trying to stretch a modest idea too far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 5, 2007
Finishing The Game doesn't get anywhere that Hollywood Shuffle didn't go to first.
Read More | Original Score: C
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 24, 2007
... too thin to sustain itself, even at a modest 83 minutes.
November 8, 2007
Misses more comic targets than it hits.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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