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CJ7

PG Released Mar 7, 2008 1h 28m Kids & Family Comedy Sci-Fi List
49% Tomatometer 80 Reviews 53% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings
Single father Ti (Stephen Chow) works tirelessly to earn enough money to keep his son, Dicky (Xu Jiao), enrolled in a private school, hoping the education will lead to better career options. Dicky studies diligently, but his threadbare clothing prompts the derision of his affluent classmates, making him feel like an outcast. Unable to purchase an expensive toy Dicky wants, Ti finds a glowing ball in a junkyard and gives it to him. Soon, the orb turns into Dicky's new best friend -- an alien. Read More Read Less
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Eccentric and sweet, Stephen Chow's latest is charming, but too strangely and slackly plotted to work as a whole.

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Kevin Maher Times (UK) The writer-director-actor-choreographer Stephen Chow disappoints mightily with CJ7, a dreary follow-up to his witty international hit Kung Fu Hustle. Rated: 1/5 Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 16, 2011 Full Review Larushka Ivan-Zadeh Metro Newspaper (UK) Directed by and starring Stephen Chow of Kung Fu Hustle fame, it's definitely one only for the kiddies - those who are prepared to read subtitles. Should be a smash hit, then. Aug 8, 2008 Full Review Brian D. Johnson Maclean's Magazine Personally I found it silly but charming. Nov 30, 2017 Full Review 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 Apr 28, 2011 Full Review Dave White Movies.com Rated: 4/5 Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Pedro G Buena película, una gran cinta para chicos/adultos. Esta es una película que veía mucho de chico y al volver a verla me sorprendió para bien en varios aspectos. Es bastante entretenida en todo momento, esta llena de momentos algo bizarros pero geniales, y los efectos especiales acompañan mucho para que todo se vea muy bien. El humor de la película también esta bastante bien, creo que cumple y hay algunas escenas algo graciosas. También tiene una parte algo triste la cual no la recordaba así de fuerte, es una escena algo fuerte en la que se te puede llegar a caer alguna que otra lagrima. Por otro lado, el alienígena se me hizo un personaje genial, es bastante tierno y su diseño me gusta mucho, sirve como un gran compañero para el protagonista y tiene algunos toques de comedia. Las actuaciones son excelentes, principalmente las de Stephen Chow, Xu Jiao y Zhang Yuqi. En conclusión, una cinta muy buena para ver en familia, que es muy fácil de ver debido a su corta duración y a su historia tan entretenida y llena de escenas bizarras y alguna que otra que puede hacerte llorar; además de dejar una gran lección de vida. La recomiendo. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/15/23 Full Review Audience Member So good. Greatest Movie I've ever seen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Mat K not bad . it so funny Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/27/19 Full Review Audience Member At first I was laughing the crap out of it, now it's uh... weird movie that I'll never see again partially. That is if I decided to revisit it which I'm gonna do right now. t.. Dicky move, right. This reminds me of one those life action movies of Nick shows all over again. But great movie if you have an hour to spare if you out of steam. Oh hey, Dicky has an adult gf Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member this is a much better movie than its scores indicate. it's probably because it's a chinese movie trying to overcome bias against chinese/asian/foreign movies. it's on tv now with subtitles. why? chow's movies usually come dubbed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member entertaining family movie with this surprise cute character Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Single father Ti (Stephen Chow) works tirelessly to earn enough money to keep his son, Dicky (Xu Jiao), enrolled in a private school, hoping the education will lead to better career options. Dicky studies diligently, but his threadbare clothing prompts the derision of his affluent classmates, making him feel like an outcast. Unable to purchase an expensive toy Dicky wants, Ti finds a glowing ball in a junkyard and gives it to him. Soon, the orb turns into Dicky's new best friend -- an alien.
Director
Stephen Chow
Producer
Stephen Chow, Chui Bo-Chu, Sanping Han, Vincent Kok
Screenwriter
Stephen Chow, Vincent Kok, Tsang Kan Cheong, Sandy Shaw Lai-King, Fung Chih Chiang
Distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
Production Co
Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia
Rating
PG (Language|Brief Smoking|Some Rude Humor|Thematic Material)
Genre
Kids & Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Original Language
Chinese
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 7, 2008, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2012
Box Office (Gross USA)
$206.7K
Runtime
1h 28m
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