Tai Chi Zero
Tai Chi Zero (2012)

In legendary Chen Village, everyone is a martial arts master, using their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. Lu Chan has arrived to train, but the villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 22, 2013
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52%



Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"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.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Exhausting to watch, Tai Chi Zero is all flash and little substance.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Sort of a kung-fu film through a 'Scott Pilgrim' lens, it is a slight but stylistic romp.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

"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.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

"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.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Lavishes much care on the scenario, but the nonstop CGI could be a drawback for purists.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

Fung is enjoying himself so much that he doesn't want the movie to end - and his delight is infectious.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

It's meant either to aggressively defy convention or to distract moviegoers from a story that is pedestrian and predictable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Not my cup of tea...
Luke Baldock
There is so much going on in Tai Chi Zero, the film is at risk of getting lost in its own bonkers narrative. The film sees The Freak enter a village to learn… More
Walter M.
Ever since he was a kid, Yang Lu Chan(Jayden Yuan) has had the ability to mimic the martial arts skills of others, often putting them to good use. The downside… More