Bulletproof Monk


Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Romance

IMDb Rating 5.5 10 45,723


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April 15, 2019



Jaime King as Elise Donner
Seann William Scott as Gary Houseman
Yun-Fat Chow as Officer Dick Lee Chiu
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750.25 MB
23.976 fps
104 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BibChr 7 / 10 / 10

You want fun, this is fun; you want Lawrence of Arabia, rent Lawrence of Arabia.

I'll be brief. The movie starts with a bang, and ends with a boom, with plenty of pops and kabangs along the way. You want a movie that's fun, with likable actors, good action, a light plot that moves right along, and more than a few genuine chuckles? This is one of those. Watching Chow Yun Fat work is fun, whether he's giving life to a substantial, full orbed character such as in Crouching Tiger, or to a more stereotypical one as the Monk with No Name. Don't confuse the movies, and you'll have fun. As for all the vitriolic, acidic critics... maybe some folks just need to take themselves just a tad less seriously. Or a few tads.

Reviewed by Dave Thompson 3 / 10 / 10

Immense fun......but there is some terrible acting.

I must, first of all, point out that this movie is very good fun and must not, in any way be taken at all seriously. I loved the concept of the story but felt that things were very much spoilt by the overblown, overcontrived action scenes. This was the case from the very first minute. As for the acting......well this turned out to be very much a case of goodies v baddies. Seann William Scott, Chow Yun-Fat and Jaime King (the good guys) all turn in sterling performances. In fact, it looks as if Seann William Scott & Chow Yun-Fat had immense fun making this film and their chemistry is there to see. As for the bad guys.......Karel Rodin, Victoria Smurfit and Marcus Jean Pirae. Well, what can I say? I felt that they were all terrible and all over the top. I was particularly disappointed with Victoria Smurfit, who I had seen many times before and knew her to be a very talented actress. I think that the problem with her character was basically because she had a very over emphasised British accent. Smurfit is Irish, so why the hell didn't they just maintain her natural accent. Worse though, was Marcus Jean Pirae as the underground gang boss. He has no excuse though. His too was an over emphasised British accent.......but actually IS English I believe. As I say, the film was great fun and it was made watchable by the fact that the good (acting) outweighed the bad (acting). It was, by no means, a complete turn off.

Reviewed by Mopkin TheHopkin 3 / 10 / 10

Might be bulletproof, but it isn't good

Bulletproof Monk stars Chow Yun-Fat as a supernatural monk protecting an ancient Buddhist scroll with magical powers. His home is attacked by Nazi's, and he flees to America and hides for many years, protecting the scroll. Unfortunately, the Nazi's are able to make a comeback by opening an NGO that promotes peace as a front to track to the Monk. Meanwhile the Monk meets Kar (Sean William Scott) and Jade (Jamie King), two kung-fu loving street kids with a roguish nature. He sees them as potential successors, and tries to train them as the Nazi's close the net on the Monk and his scroll. If you read that up there without going WTF, then kudos. I had a hard time following the plot of this film. It is wickedly bad, and very predictable. The action is not terrible, but is poorly shot and edited with a fair bit of CGI and post processing, to the point of obviousness. Chow Yun-Fat is campy as the Monk, but Scott and King play clichéd 90's people, with edgy backgrounds and died hair and stuff. The characters are poorly written, and Scott and King just don't pull it off. The Nazi thing is ridiculous as well. Why? The Nazi's have opened up a global peace NGO, as a front to steal an ancient Buddhist Scroll from a Monk in New York City in the 90's. It's just so bad. As I said, the acting, action, script, plot, characters, writing and stunts are all pretty poor. Chow Yun-Fat is alright, and the movie is sometimes bad in a funny sort of way. However, there is little else to redeem this film. It tries and fails to be a campy and fun action flick, and instead feels forced and rushed. This film has little to show for it, and can be safely skipped.

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