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Tai Chi Zero Reviews

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May 23, 2018
Fight scenes in Tai Chi Zero deliver the epic awesomeness of a true kung fu movie, but they are leavened with Jackie Chan-style silliness.
May 9, 2017
It's one of the strangest films I've ever seen, but Tai Chi Zero is also without a doubt one of the absolute best.
January 11, 2013
Sort of a kung-fu film through a 'Scott Pilgrim' lens, it is a slight but stylistic romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2012
Lavishes much care on the scenario, but the nonstop CGI could be a drawback for purists.
October 27, 2012
It's meant either to aggressively defy convention or to distract moviegoers from a story that is pedestrian and predictable.
October 25, 2012
A love triangle and some Steampunk machinery add interest, and Fung's spunky inventiveness makes this worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 22, 2012
The true gist is a kung fu movie for the modern age: jam packed full of the hyper kinetic stimuli of an ADHD generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
October 19, 2012
Tai Chi Zero is constantly evolving and changing as a film. It's as if it completely redefines what a dynamic martial arts film can and should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
October 19, 2012
And although disappointed by this first part of the trilogy, there was enough to hold my interest to make me at least willing to give part 2 a chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 19, 2012
An energetic martial-arts romp with a stylish steampunk twist, Tai Chi 0 assaults the viewer with frenetic fight scenes, audacious video-game-inspired graphics, and nearly enough goofball humor to have it qualify as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2012
"Tai Chi Zero" is often more distracting than diverting with its everything-goes aesthetic - there are strains of steampunk, manga and silent film comedy, with video-game touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 19, 2012
"Tai Chi Zero" is loads of fun to watch, especially a battle in which watermelons, bananas and other fruits and veggies serve as flying weapons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2012
A martial-arts adventure with more video-game and comic-book DNA than the traditional kung fu flick, "Tai Chi Zero" is good, if empty-headed, fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
Exhausting to watch, Tai Chi Zero is all flash and little substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
"Zero" is the first part of a trilogy. Part two, titled "Tai Chi Hero," is due in January. The legend is off to a promising start.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2012
Essentially a live-action anime, it sweats rivulets of Tarantino-era digital anxiety from all pores-every kick, punch, pan, and zoom exaggerated for maximum impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2012
Splashy but ultimately an empty bauble...By the halfway point you'll likely be more exhausted than exhilarated.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
October 18, 2012
Fung is enjoying himself so much that he doesn't want the movie to end - and his delight is infectious.
October 18, 2012
Tai Chi Zero, the first film in a planned trilogy, will leave hard-core fight enthusiasts wanting. But it's a droll, pleasant diversion all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2012
Hyped as a steampunk kung fu movie that revolutionizes the genre, Tai Chi Zero spends most of its time spinning its wheels.
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