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Kung Fu Hustle Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    78

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    With a delirious mix of the sublime and the silly, Hong Kong comedy king Stephen Chow Sing-chi has taken the kung fu comedy genre to new heights of chop-socky hilarity.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Chow's savagely funny cinematic love letter places Hong Kong legends Yuen Wah, Leung Siu Lung and former Bond girl Yuen Qiu in well-cast pivotal parts, establishing Kung Fu Hustle not only as an endearing homage to a genre's history, but an astonishing piece of cinema in its own right.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Hustle's approach to a simple good-vs.-evil plot is eccentrically exuberant.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    All of Kung Fu Hustle is like that: You don't just watch it, you ride with it, laughing all the way.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 16+

Rowdy martial arts comedy. Older teens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film includes extravagant violence, mostly cartoonish and stylized (martial arts wirework and digitally enhanced). The characters range from naïve romantics to hardcore hired killers, the tone is wildly comic and often charming, as the film pays homage to previous martial arts films. The good guys not only win, but also encourage the villain to rethink his evil ways.

  • Families can talk about the traditional story of a young hero who achieves his destiny, the popularity of kung fu movies, and the use of excessive violence to comic effects.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Lots of cartoonish and stylized violence.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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