Reviews

Sep 25, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings isn't just a great addition to the MCU, it is one of its tentpoles, offering a solid foundation in which to build new stories and create new heroes that fit perfectly within the ever-expanding Marvel universe.
Sep 24, 2021
A solid addition to the MCU that offers one of the franchises best villains and several of the best fight scenes. But the mandatory MCU humor and cameos hold it back from being a top tier addition to the franchise.
Sep 24, 2021
A highly enjoyable addition to Marvel's mega-franchise.
Sep 23, 2021
It checked all of the boxes for me. The fight choreography, the performances and the story were all great.
Sep 23, 2021
This is the best MCU film this year thus far. I really enjoyed this movie, appreciated the representation and thought there were some fantastic performances by Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung!
Sep 21, 2021
The first half of the film is better, and I liked it much more than I was expecting.
Sep 21, 2021
The character comes of age twice in two entirely different ways...and the villain is a three-dimensional villain...a role of a lifetime, right before he's launched into superstardom..,.
Sep 21, 2021
It's sad that Shang-Chi's strongest assets are the films it's influenced by, the film career of its main antagonist, and the brief cameos. If you take those factors away, Shang-Chi is a run-of-the-mill superhero blockbuster that is entirely forgettable.
Sep 21, 2021
An entertaining mix of comedy and superhero action, this is a welcome addition to the Marvel universe that, like many MCU movies, explores loss, father issues, and learning to own your power.
Sep 21, 2021
Although celebrated as a representational win for Asians, the issues that lurk beneath the surface of Shang-Chi leave me wondering when a necessary reckoning will happen.
Sep 20, 2021
A great addition to the Marvel Universe. Simu Liu and Awkwafina provide, drama, action and comedy.
Sep 20, 2021
With every beat of the story feeling like an intense relapse of forced tension, the film becomes stupefyingly excessive in its last third.
Sep 20, 2021
It's a forgettable comic book adaptation that promises something spectacular but left me scratching my head wondering if I had missed it. There's no magic in this Marvel tale.
Sep 18, 2021
It's an exciting, surprisingly sweet action fantasy, with a dazzling dynamic superhero...
Sep 18, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings bodes well for the continued storytelling success of the MCU. It's at its best when it focuses on the innate martial arts abilities of its hero and the unique story of his family.
Sep 17, 2021
For me, it's another origin story that's hopefully setting up more risk-taking surprises in movies to come.
Sep 17, 2021
It's a strong debut for a new hero, injecting diverse blood into the MCU in a way that does not feel forced or hollow. I just think the overall film is still less than the sum of its more outstanding parts.
Sep 16, 2021
[It] has a certain spiritual calmness to it amidst the gorgeously choreographed action sequences. Never has a Marvel movie felt this unique in its execution and treatment. If you are looking for a film to end your big screen abstinence, this is the one.
Sep 16, 2021
A run of decent fights early on and some fun chemistry between the two leads provides some strong bedrock for what turns out to be a fairly solid, if only moderately spectacular, Marvel origin story
Sep 13, 2021
From where this critic is sitting, Cretton and his creative team have delivered the most purely enjoyable MCU release since Ant-Man and the Wasp back in 2018...