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: October 19, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 62% 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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Jef Rouner
Houston Press

It's one of the strangest films I've ever seen, but Tai Chi Zero is also without a doubt one of the absolute best.

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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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Mike Scott

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

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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

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

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Not my cup of tea...
Jesse Ortega
Honestly, once you've seen Kung Fu Hustle, it's kinda hard to be surprised, shocked or enthralled by a film attempting to be silly, goofy and… More
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
Anthony Valletta
Interesting mix of Kung-Fu and steampunk genres. Not very deep, but lots of humor and some terrific action sequences make it worthwhile.
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