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      Bulletproof Monk

      PG-13 Released Apr 16, 2003 1 hr. 44 min. Action Comedy Fantasy List
      23% 130 Reviews Tomatometer 38% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score For 60 years, a mysterious monk with no name (Chow Yun-Fat) has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll -- a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scroll keeper. Kar (Seann William Scott) is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      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.

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      I liked this movie, very entertaining. I would recommend this movie to watch! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review Casa N I think it's a very fun good story that could have been directed better. I knocked one star off for the crappy music. Mostly annoying music is actually what it is but the rest of the movie I think is very entertaining and a good story. I actually think this movie should have had a sequel it was set up to have one. Would have been good to have one. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/11/22 Full Review Peter B Not a perfect movie by any stretch but the story was well told, the characters were compelling and it had a satisfying ending. Judge it against a masterpiece and it'll fall very far but this wasn't attempting to be that. It achieved its ambition of being a fun movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/24/22 Full Review Blanca R I love Wuxia films! Bulletproof Monk is one of my favorite comic action films. An orphan street punk fulfills a number of comic prophesies to become protector of the Immortality Scroll. Not your typical sidekick movie, as the prophecies bring together the lives of people whom at first appear very different but are able to connect spiritually. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/24/22 Full Review Audience Member Crippled by the PG-13 rating. Their careers have proved that Chow Yun Fat's action and Sean William Scott's comedy are at their best when they're protected by an R rating. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Not amazing but the "wire fu" and corny action are worth a watch. Great background flick. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Violent but cool martial arts movie. Rated: 4/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Bill Stamets Chicago Reader The fight scenes are routine, the humor juvenile, and the Toronto locales rendered drab through muddy cinematography. May 3, 2007 Full Review Empire Magazine It's painful to watch. Rated: 1/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal A dippy, fantasy-fu whirligig that, despite several impressive set pieces, never consistently hits the whoa-cool levels to which it aspires. Rated: 2/4 Oct 24, 2022 Full Review Kevin Carr Fat Guys at the Movies basically Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes to New York Rated: 4/5 Jan 12, 2016 Full Review David N. Butterworth rec.arts.movies.reviews Not to put too fine a point on it, but "Bulletproof Monk" is a rather large piece of garbage. Rated: 0/4 Sep 7, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis For 60 years, a mysterious monk with no name (Chow Yun-Fat) has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll -- a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scroll keeper. Kar (Seann William Scott) is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer.
      Director
      Paul Hunter
      Executive Producer
      Kelley Smith-Wait, Michael Yanover, Gotham Chopra, Caroline Macaulay
      Screenwriter
      Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Lakeshore Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Mosaic Media Group
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sexual Content|Language|Violence)
      Genre
      Action, Comedy, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 16, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $23.0M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, DTS-ES, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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