Beverly Hills Ninja
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Chris Farley stars as an unusual ninja fighter in this over-the-top comedy. An elite society of Japanese warriors have prophesied that one day a blonde-haired, fair-skinned child will come to their village and lead them as a fighter of remarkable skill and bravery. So when an American child who fell overboard on an ocean liner washes up on their shores, they adopt him as one of their own and patiently instruct him in the ways of a ninja. Trouble is, the child, whom they name Haru (Chris Farley), grows up to be fat, clumsy, not especially bright, and startlingly inept as a warrior. Undaunted,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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"Farley, a real lightweight compared to such late, great predecessors John Belushi and John Candy, brings none of Belushi's edgy intelligence, nor Candy's gentle pathos to this comic caricature."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The humor the premise throws off is supposed to be funny. It just isn't."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Maybe Death did Chris Farley a favor by sparing him from making more shit like this"
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"Chris Farley may not have been the world's most versatile comedian, but he sure as heck deserved better material than THIS!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The funfest comes with an OFF warning -- Only For Farleymeisters."
‑ Bob Thompson, Jam! Movies
"A satisfying and sturdy vehicle for Farley that ought to please his fans, youngsters especially."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Farley might want to be like John Candy, but, while Candy knew how to make an audience laugh, Farley keeps missing the mark."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Disappointing Farley vehicle. Not much humor, and the action isn't much."
‑ Fred Topel,
"An extremely unfunny vehicle for Chris Farley."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"It's hard to believe that anything could make a moviegoer miss the presence of the always-obnoxious David Spade, but this stinker, Farley's first starring film without his erstwhile comedy partner, manages to do the trick."
‑ , E! Online
"A silly movie, with silly jokes and a silly story. But the talents at work in it are not silly."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"This formulaic tale of a ninja klutz trying to break a counterfeit ring can be recommended only to undemanding children, and even they may find it a drag."
‑ John Hartl,
"I think I might have laughed once. Or twice."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"A surprisingly boring comedy."
‑ Madeleine Williams, Cinematter
"There's at least one consolation: David Spade is not in the movie."
‑ Rick Schultz, Boxoffice Magazine
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