Bulletproof Monk

2006-07-13 10:34
 

The Monk (Chow Yun-Fat) is a Zen martial arts master whose duty has been to protect a powerful ancient scroll. Faced with finding the scroll's next guardian, the Monk's quest brings him to New York City where - to his disbelief - it appears his successor is a smart-mouthed pickpocket named Kar.

A charming, street-wise wild card, Kar (Seann William Scott) enjoys his life of no responsibility. As the Monk instructs Kar, the unlikely duo become partners in protecting the scroll from a power-monger who's been chasing it for sixty years.

Amidst high-flying acrobatics and martial arts action, this comical odd couple has to work together to keep the scroll - and mankind - safe.

What the critics are saying:

"Squarely aimed at prepubescent boys, Bulletproof Monk panders to every conceivable teenage male fantasy..."
- Jamie Russell, BBCi

"Bulletproof Monk won't offer any enlightenment, but thanks to Chow Yun-Fat, it isn't a total waste of time."
- Kit Bowen, Hollywood.com

"...this witless action comedy reimagines The Karate Kid with more gadgets and gizmos."
- Ed Gonzalez, Slant magazine


Bulletproof Monk is a highly derivative Karate Kid clone with a paint-by-numbers plot. Only the movie's endearing silliness and the charisma of Chow Yun-Fat make it worth watching at all.

Kay 2003/07/17 9:08 AM
Chow Yun-Fat I'll be watching this movie just to see the delicious Chow Yun-fat in action! Even if it does bring back the trauma of having seen the Karate Kid in the past. Charlies Angels... just for the shoes
GERRARD 2003/07/20 5:10 PM
BULLETPROOF MONK GOOD GRAPHICS LOTS OF ENERGY BEST KARATE MOVIE SEEN IN A LONG TIME ,ALSO ENJOYED A BIT OF LOVE YES
Jack 2003/07/23 2:02 PM
Great entertainment A must, you just have to go and see this movie...
abram mvubu 2007/03/01 3:54 PM
Nice one! This movie is fantastic, I just wish I had a DVD and watch it anytime I need to.
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