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Kung Fu Elliot (2015)



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Elliot "White Lightning" Scott plans on becoming Canada's first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast-all trying to realize their dreams. With everyone's hopes and dreams pinned on Elliot, this comedic-drama unfolds into a shocking and complex examination of how we lie to ourselves. (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Elliot

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Directors Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau withhold key information until the third act, forcing one to reevaluate everything that came before, but by then you may already have grown tired of the cheap laughs.

March 6, 2015 | Full Review…

An entertaining documentary following two years in the life of an idealistic amateur filmmaker intent on becoming Canada's first action hero.

February 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Scott nevertheless emerges as an engagingly nerdy dreamer, and Lum makes a useful foil.

February 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Watching Elliot and his fellows stumble determinedly through shoots, pleasantly delusional about the movie's prospects, is mildly amusing, a testament to indie film's appeal for a certain hardy strain of dreamer.

February 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Ultimately Kung Fu Elliot is a case study of how people often live the story they have in their minds, not the one that reality and fate have brought them.

November 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[Directors Baukman and Belliveau] leave us with an intelligent dissection of the human condition. Roundhouse kick Kung Fu Elliot to the top of your must-see list.

October 24, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Elliot


The question is whether or not any of this is real. At first as an audience, you laugh at the title character but as his life descends, you start to really collectively hate the guy and his delusions. The ultimate reaction however will be determined when it is finally revealed as a true documentary or a hoax.

John Ballantine
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