Shaolin Soccer
Shaolin Soccer (2004)

One of Hong Kong's top screen comics, Stephen Chow, co-wrote, co-directed, and headlines this three-way blend of sports, action, and humor. Sing (Stephen Chow) is a modern-day Shaolin monk who has become a master of traditional fighting… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 2, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The plot is utterly ridiculous, and the soccer in the movie is unlike any ever played anywhere on Earth, but watching Shaolin Soccer, you will probably find it impossible to care.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A spirited crowd-pleaser.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Untraditional underdog sports team story.

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Time Out

You could call it a guilty pleasure, but that would suggest you feel bad about enjoying yourself.

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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

Shaolin Soccer is one of those unlikely combinations, like Vanilla Coke or Christian rock, that fits so well, you're left wondering why no one thought of it before.

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Cole Smithey

Kung Fu and sports movies collide in writer/director/actor Stephen Chow's devilishly entertaining Honk Kong action movie.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

May be the funniest out-and-out comedy of the summer.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Catnip to those familiar with the conventions of Hong Kong martial arts movies.

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Leigh Singer

Provided Chow survives being 'Miramaxed', you're looking at the next big Asian star to rise in the West.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A hilarious goofy comedy that makes me laugh to tears from beginning to end, and it is so amazing the way it embraces kung fu action, Western movies tropes,… More
Manu Gino
Get ready to kick some grass! Good solid fun! I enjoyed it alot and I would watch again because its clean fun no dirty jokes or with double meaning. Sing is a… More
Letitia Lew
Chow's comedic creativity knows no bounds. From a soccer field under attack, turned into a war movie sketch, to the gongfu moves on the soccer field where… More
Albert Kim
I watched this as a kid and remember thinking, "My gosh, these guys are absolutely getting owned by a soccer ball." The action is so absurd and… More
xGary Xx
Soccer star "Golden Leg" is bribed into throwing an important match and has his legs broken in retribution. Twenty years later he teams up with a… More
Aaron Neuwirth
[talking to a TV camera] Sing: I want to say hello to my parents and my Kung Fu master, but they're all dead. A team of former Shaolin martial artists… More