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Kung Fu Hustle


Genre :

Action, Comedy

Release Date :

April 08, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Stephen Chow

Starring :

Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen

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2.5 of 4

“..you?ll either love it or feel hustled..”
by Brett Michel [The Boston Phoenix]
“..Satire, parody, slapstick and just plain comedy..”
by Jean Lowerison [San Diego Metropolitan]
2 of 5

“..quickly grows repetitive and tedious..”
by Shlomo Schwartzberg [Boxoffice Magazine]
4 of 5

“..qualifies as an energetic and madly inventive hoot..”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
5 of 5

“..pure comedic bliss..”
by Uri Lessing [EFilmCritic]
3 of 4

“..positively insane..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
4.5 of 5

“..most wonderful films of the year..”
by [E! Online]
4.5 of 5

“..Martial-arts spoof a wily dance of comedy, action and camp..”
by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“..like a long cartoon..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 4

“..It's madcap, breakneck, ridiculous..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
3.5 of 4

“..is more frantic, more frenetic, more cartoonish and more enjoyable..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
3 of 4

“..is infectious..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..irritate rather than enchant..”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
4.5 of 5

“..insanely entertaining smash-fantasy burlesque..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
5 of 5

“..infuriatingly erratic, very, very funny and occasionally just flat-out insane...”
by Paul Arendt [BBC Films]
5 of 5

“..Extremely entertaining..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
4 of 5

by G [Iofilm]
“..completely crazy..”
by Bob Strauss [L.A. Daily News]
4 of 5

“..become something of a phenomenon in Asia..”
by Simon Crook [Empire Magazine]
7 of 10

“..an uneven, sporadically enjoyable blend of martial arts fantasy, comedy, and melodrama..”
by Mel Valentin [Movie-Vault]
3 of 4

“..an exercise in rude humor..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4.5 of 5

“..a manic, hyper-entertaining blend of classic kung fu tropes..”
by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
9 of 10

“..a hilarious and entertaining experience..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
5 of 5

“..a complete triumph..”
by Phil Hall [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
3.5 of 4

“..a breathtaking..”
by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Nicholas Schager [Filmcritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Kevin Canfield [The Journal News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
Reviewed by Ken Eisner [Georgia Straight]

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“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]