Bulletproof Monk
Bulletproof Monk (2003)

A monk and a pickpocket become unlikely allies in this action adventure story. Sixty years ago, a nameless monk (Chow Yun-Fat) was appointed the guardian of a mysterious scroll that grants remarkable powers to those who possess it. After… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 16, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Venerable action star Chow Yun-Fat is the only saving grace in this silly action flick that more often than not resembles a commercial in style.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader

The fight scenes are routine, the humor juvenile, and the Toronto locales rendered drab through muddy cinematography.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]he thing about the martial arts sequences -- you've got the great Chow Yun-Fat, but this thing is directed MTV style: cut here, cut there, close-up. So we can't really tell if he's doing stunts or if it's all tricks of camerawork.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

basically Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes to New York

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Time Out

Chow was never a martial arts star back home, but he's a good enough actor -- and an engaging enough personality -- to pass for one here.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

One of those motley movies that borrows from just about everywhere.

David N. Butterworth

Not to put too fine a point on it, but "Bulletproof Monk" is a rather large piece of garbage.

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David Edelstein

They made a ton of junky movies in Hong Kong, but those were dazzlingly fluid and high-flying junky movies. This American retread has the same sort of hack plot but none of the bravura.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Everything here is borrowed from other movies ...

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Violent but cool martial arts movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
I felt a stabbing pain watching this movie. I had dark hole expectations watching it and I was still dissapointed. Bulletproof Monk is the biggest… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
even the title is so incredibly stupid
Conner Rainwater
What a weird movie, it's a modern kung-fu fantasy/comedy. While that's pretty brave to attempt to make that plot work, it just wasn't executed… More
Arash Xak
I expected this to be at least entertaining but it's pure crap in every aspect, Such a waste of time
KJ Proulx
I really enjoyed this corny action movie, and I wish that it was longer than it was, and improved on it's little flaws, because I really wanted to love… More
Luke Baldock
The usual east meets west action comedy. Inventive fight sequences just about outweigh the predictable culture confusion jokes. Chow Yun Fat is superb,… More