Journey To The West

2014

Journey To The West

Critics Consensus

As sweet, silly, action-packed and ridiculous as director Steven Chow's best work, Journey to the West serves up dazzling action sequences while playing its disparate elements against each other with thrilling abandon.

94%

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Total Count: 34

69%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 2,552
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Movie Info

Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow's 'Journey To The West' is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India. --(C) Magnet

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Cast

Qi Shu
as Miss Duan
Zhang Wen
as Xuanzang
Bo Huang
as Sun Wukong
Show Lo
as Prince Important
Lee Sheung-Ching
as Sha Wujing
Cheng Si Han
as Master Nameless
Xing Yu
as Fist of the North Star
Lu Zheng Yu
as Killer Yi
Chiu Chi Ling
as Killer Er
Yang Di
as Killer San
Ge Hang Yu
as Short Monkey King
Fung Ming Hun
as Taoist Priest
Chiu Chi-ling
as Killer Two
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Critic Reviews for Journey To The West

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (32) | Rotten (2)

Audience Reviews for Journey To The West

  • Apr 17, 2017
    Well written, well directed, well acted. Exceptional.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2016
    There was one scene that made me lmao and one scene that made me cry, but otherwise this is a bastardisation of a prequel of the real Journey to the West story.
    Letitia L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2016
    A much better version of the Monkey King story than the other outing with Donnie Yen made the same year.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2014
    A Buddhist demon hunter who tries to redeem evil spirits clashes with a powerful mercenary huntress who keeps killing his potential converts; she also falls in love with him, despite his vow of chastity, and together they seek the Monkey King's help to defeat a powerful boar demon. The special effects aren't up to Hollywood standards and the Chinese comedy tropes are unfamiliar, but only the most unimaginative and parochial Westerner could fail to be charmed by this endlessly inventive and surprising fantasy/comedy/romance from Stephen (KUNG FU HUSTLE) Chow.
    Greg S Super Reviewer

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