Finishing the Game
Finishing the Game (2007)

Better Luck Tomorrow and Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift director Justin Lin takes a comic look at a longstanding bit of cinema mythology with this mockumentary exploring the making of Bruce Lee's unfinished final film, Game of Death.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 24, 2008
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Justin Lin's premise is precocious enough, the sight gags and comic timing are tired in this mockumentary about Asian typecasting in the 1970s.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

This tedious mockumentary isn't even as entertaining as one of Ed Wood's actual films, and once-promising director Justin Lin has some karma to square for fumbling such a sure thing.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

A very funny, equal-opportunity broadside that targets Asian stereotyping, and not just by non-Asians.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

You can easily tell how great a time everyone is having, and it's infectious.

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Los Angeles Times

Intermittently funny at best, but mostly full of dead air.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

What little potential there is ends up squandered within nanoseconds; as both a parody and a polemic, the film is finished before it's barely begun.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

What exactly he's trying to say about Bruce Lee's fame and impact or the banal reality of genre moviemaking is unclear at best.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

The breezy tone and obvious fun being had by the cast make Finishing the Game a slight, low-key cool cinematic essay on identity politics.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Finishing The Game doesn't get anywhere that Hollywood Shuffle didn't go to first.

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The pace is flat, the celebrity cameos go nowhere, and the smugness of Lin's observations of Asian-Americans and Hollywood smothers the comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
At first glance the plot sounds interesting, but at the same time, may be a bit misleading. One may come to expect a serious documentary about replacing Bruce… More
William Goss
A spastic satire, as producers struggle to replace Bruce Lee.
Remi Logan
OMG this movie is a trip! Love how it comically, but truthfully portrays the disappointment and racism actors of color face in Hollywood. Roger Fan was spot… More