CJ7 (2008)

Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow returns to the helm for this sci-fi comedy about a struggling single father whose quest to find the perfect toy yields out-of-this-world results. Ti (Chow) is a poor construction… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Eccentric and sweet, Stephen Chow's latest is charming, but too strangely and slackly plotted to work as a whole.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Chow's film is a charming, funny illustration of family life that explores the notion of being given a second chance. A kids' comedy with a heart.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Even with its flaws this comedy is more interesting kids' fare than most sanitized studio releases.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Personally I found it silly but charming.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

China has a lot to answer for these days -- unsafe food exports, unsafe toys, Tibet. And now CJ7.

Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a fable of forgiveness and regeneration, but it delves into a child's deepest, darkest fears. Fortunately, things turn out OK in the end.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Has the same moral and thematic contours of E.T. or an old-school Disney animated fable, but with the panache we've come to expect from the creator of Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A wonderfully ridiculous homage to E.T.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

I don't doubt [Stephen Chow's] talent. With this one, though, I doubt his story sense and his borderline-insane mixture of tones.

Mike Scott

What charm CJ7 has is of the Saturday-morning variety, built upon a tiresome mixture of slapstick humor and comic-book action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Where to begin? This is my first time typing on an iPad so I'm rushing. Nobody will ever read this. The alien creature looks like a midget's dildo… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
A pretty good movie about friendship between a boy with the alien... When it comes to the end, it's so sad... Stephen Chow did a pretty good job again this… More
Bentley Lyles
Stephen Chow's "CJ7" is like a Chinese version of a Robert Rodriguez family film. It contains many of the elements of his family movies and Chow… More
JY Skacto
Stephen Chow has another hit on his hands. This time around he sort of strays away from the kung fu theme and goes with more of a science fiction tale. Not as… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Chow: I have a toy that's way better than CJ1. Do you wanna see it? A departure from the more martial arts centered subject matter of the Chow's… More
Emmanuel Torres
CJ7 is about a boy named, Dicky who lives with his father in a junkyard. At first his life is boring and depressing, that is until one day when he finds a… More