A martial-arts master (Chow Yun-Fat) finds an unlikely protégé (Seann William Scott) to take over the responsibility of protecting an ancient scroll.
" If you like your chop-sockey with a healthy serving of cheese, corn and a few giggles, you won't be disappointed. "
" A movie chockablock with too many elements. "
" [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. "
" Everything here is borrowed from other movies ... "
" Model-turned-actress Jaime King changed her first name (from James) to star in Bulletproof Monk. Given her performance, she might have to enter the witness-protection program. "
" Bulletproof Monk shoots blanks. "
" Bulletproof Monk has more going for it than a promising title. It has a life and style that other buddy action movies lack. "
" This isn't really a movie, it's just one chase scene stacked on top of another and stitched together with the thinnest thread of plot. "
" This is not a movie that sparks questions about the meaning of life. Well, maybe one: Dude, where's my Zen? "
" 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. "
" One of those motley movies that borrows from just about everywhere. "
" [A] lightweight but delightful martial-arts romp. "
" Outside of the moments of kinetic madness that represent the action sequences, this movie is an amalgamation of lame comedy, campy Eastern mysticism, and dumb plotting. "
" 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. "
" The fight scenes are routine, the humor juvenile, and the Toronto locales rendered drab through muddy cinematography. "
" The movie mixes dull dialogue, martial arts wire work and half-baked approximations of Eastern philosophy, some shallow enough to make the average fortune cookie seem profound. "
" A moronic knockoff of Jackie Chan's buddy/action comedies, directed without much imagination or aspiration by music-video veteran Paul Hunter. "
" Cheesy fun. "
" It's a testament to Chow's star power that, even with an accent more than casually reminiscent of Elmer Fudd's, he comes off charming, handsome and cool in a movie as ridiculous as Bulletproof Monk. "
" Bulletproof Monk is such an overcooked and odoriferous turkey, the Butterball people ought to sue for defamation of character. "
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