Journey To The West
Journey To The West (2014)

Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow's 'Journey To The West' is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As sweet, silly, action-packed and ridiculous as director Steven Chow's best work, Journey to the West serves up dazzling action sequences while playing its disparate elements against each other with thrilling abandon.

Ronnie Scheib

Another exquisite, snail-paced cinematic perambulation from Tsai Ming-liang and Lee Kang-sheng.

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Christy Lemire

By turns daffy and dazzling, awkward and artful, "Journey to the West" takes an ancient tale and gives it contemporary flair.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It makes good use of computer animation and slapstick action comedy.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Liang's ravishing conceptual film achieves a rare blend of sensuous delight and documentary specificity.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Mr. Chow has perhaps achieved more sustained and elaborate adventures, but he hits a sweet spot of comedy that never grows too self-aware or forgets the value of a good, clean demon whomping.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Stephen Chow's inimitable chops for comedic action are on full display in Journey to the West.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Journey to the West works so well because Chow has a flair for grand comic-action set pieces, and his imagination seems to actually draw energy from these rapid-fire tonal shifts.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The final product is very much Chow - with elaborately staged stunts, slapstick inspired by silent Hollywood, and a silliness that will appeal to kids (as well as some black humor that may take some explaining for younger audiences).

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Tony McKibbin
The List

It is a work that appears to ask so little from its audience (not much more than patience and an alert eye), but gives a heck of a lot back.

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A Buddhist demon hunter who tries to redeem evil spirits clashes with a powerful mercenary huntress who keeps killing his potential converts; she also falls in… More