Beverly Hills Ninja
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 17, 1997
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The humor the premise throws off is supposed to be funny. It just isn't.

Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Maybe Death did Chris Farley a favor by sparing him from making more shit like this

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A satisfying and sturdy vehicle for Farley that ought to please his fans, youngsters especially.

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James Berardinelli

Farley might want to be like John Candy, but, while Candy knew how to make an audience laugh, Farley keeps missing the mark.

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Fred Topel

Disappointing Farley vehicle. Not much humor, and the action isn't much.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A silly movie, with silly jokes and a silly story. But the talents at work in it are not silly.

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John Hartl

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.

Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

I think I might have laughed once. Or twice.

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Phil Hubbs
I suppose it was too much to ask to make it through the whole of this film without hearing the songs "Kung Fu Fighting" and "Turning… More
Chris Weber
This is funny and entertaining, even if it is a little dumb and silly. I won't deny that it's derivative and predicatble, but it ad me laughingmy ass… More
Lucas Martins
Chris Farley more one time make other silly comedy, but Beverly Hills Ninja doesn't have one single not funny scene and entertaining, something rare in an… More
Eric S
Chris Farley as the "great white ninja" who is drawn to Beverly Hills, CA to save his "dove" Alison(Nicolette Sheridan) from the clutches of… More
Alex roy
An average comedy from late comedian Chris Farley. Stupid in every respect, but still lots of fun, Chris Farley delivers yet another silly performance. Beverly… More
Tim Salmons
Funny at times, but less than satisfying.