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Shaolin Soccer Reviews

March 26, 2007
A spirited crowd-pleaser.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
You could call it a guilty pleasure, but that would suggest you feel bad about enjoying yourself.
August 13, 2004
May be the funniest out-and-out comedy of the summer.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2004
As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 16, 2004
Shaolin Soccer is one of those unlikely combinations, like Vanilla Coke or Christian rock, that fits so well, you're left wondering why no one thought of it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 9, 2004
Catnip to those familiar with the conventions of Hong Kong martial arts movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 9, 2004
A very funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2004
A complete pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 28, 2004
Has heart and a freewheeling spirit that makes you smile at the same time you're calling it the stupidest thing you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2004
A quirky, lighthearted and pleasantly goofy Hong Kong comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 29, 2004
It's genial goofiness can keep you smiling for 87 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: B+
April 27, 2004
As always, Chow shows himself an acute parodist of other genres while adding his own cherry on the top.
April 26, 2004
It's a lot of fun.
April 23, 2004
Not an earth-shattering achievement, but not something to miss if you haven't yet met Stephen Chow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2004
It is piffle, yes, but superior piffle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2004
A hoot from beginning to end.
April 23, 2004
Shaolin Soccer really loves what it mocks, after all, and that grandly goofy affection -- nay, joy -- for all things chop socky is purely, utterly contagious.
April 22, 2004
While Shaolin Soccer may not wow Western audiences the way it did Asian ones, you should get more than a few kicks out of it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 8, 2004
One of the silliest, sweetest and most fun family films in recent memory.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 2, 2004
It's the sort of movie that leaves you smiling like an idiot.
April 2, 2004
A delightful blend of comedy, kung fu, soccer and special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 2, 2004
With no inhibitions about whom or where he borrows from, Chow makes us complicit in his stylistic shoplifting. The result is the definition of guilty pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 2, 2004
A lunatic whirl of a film that will leave audiences as giddy and punch drunk as the Shaolin team's opponents.
April 2, 2004
If brainless, predictable fun will do, check out Shaolin Soccer.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2004
Shaolin Soccer's infectious style has a way of lifting spirits.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2004
An infectious knockabout kung fu comedy with amusing special effects combined with breathtaking stunts.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2004
This kung-fu comedy is so unabashed in its cheesiness that it could be spread on crackers; it may spike your cholesterol levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2004
The movie has a rambunctious and likable energy that compensates for its unsteady, only intermittently amusing narrative.
March 31, 2004
The likable no-brainer is half buoyant goof, half groaner, and all Chow.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 30, 2004
Crammed with wild action, obvious but well-mounted gags, and playful effects, the film is refreshingly silly.
August 12, 2003
As long as your expectations are focused in the right direction, it's a sure bet that you'll have a good time watching this infectiously entertaining comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2001
The movie has something for any Hong Kong cinephile.