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Kung Fu Panda 3
Now a kung-fu master, the panda is no longer a grasshopper
" no longer the grasshopper. Now idolized as a kung fu master, if still a little unsure about his..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Kung Fu Panda
Jack Black's animated Po may be an animated panda bear, but deep down, he’s really just a nerd with a pop-culture obsession.
"...really just a nerd with a pop-culture obsession. In Kung Fu Panda’s opening scene (animated in a gorgeous, throwback,..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue
"...idea of going to see a movie called Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue doesn't automatically sound like a good time,..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Kung Fu Panda 2
In this visually enticing sequel, the panda voiced by Jack Black is tasked with finding inner peace.
"...of Peace with the help of his comrades, the Furious Five. The enthusiasm Black brings to the character’s line..."

May 27, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Kung Fu Cult Master
"...screwed. One of 1994's big Chinese New Year films, Kung Fu Cult Master was originally designed to initiate a..."

July 14, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Fantastic Fest 2014: Kung Fu Elliot
Outsider art gets ugly in this strange Canadian documentary
"...low budget action hero and martial artist's life for Kung Fu Elliot, even the filmmakers are not sure...."

Sept. 24, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master
The Wing Chun master reshaped for modern Chinese political intentions
"...The Legend Is Born: Ip Man and 2018 comedy-fantasy Kung Fu League) in Ip Man: Kung Fu Master...."

Dec. 11, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Kung Fu Hustle
Stephen Chow's chop-socky offering is a manic, hyperentertaining blend of classic kung-fu tropes, special effects, and outrageous comedy.
"...Leung Siu-lung. Like the director’s previous film Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle is a manic, hyper-entertaining blend of classic..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Review: Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
Documentary charts the global impact of Hong King action cinema
"...the end result is hellaciously entertaining, illuminating, and tremendous fun...."

Sept. 23, 2019 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
"...of screechy hellsuck.” Oedekerk previously directed the second, less funny Ace Ventura film and then penned both Nutty Professor..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

New Legend of Shaolin
"...Cub ultra-violent swordplay melodrama, as well as the old-style kung fu epics of Chang Cheh (The Five Deadly Venoms)..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Birth of the Dragon
Bruce Lee: the early years
"...who captures Lee’s egocentric yet egalitarian ethos of bringing kung fu to the masses (the film is set in..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Martial Arthouse
Dan Halsted brings five secret kung fu films to AFS
"...mystery martial arts movies as he presents Old School Kung Fu Weekend at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre. "It's..."

June 28, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Forbidden Kingdom
There are plenty of comic moments and some seriously kickass fight scenes in this film that co-stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
"...films by the grinny, battered Chan – Hong Kong's kung-fu ambassador-in-perpetuity – then you can be forgiven for thinking..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
The directing debut of acclaimed kung fy choreographer Yuen also helped popularize the burgeoning “kung fu comedy” genre and it primary star, Jackie Chan.
"...action cinema. It also helped to popularize the burgeoning “kung fu comedy” genre, and, most importantly, it managed to..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Drunken Master
Jackie Chan's kung fu/comedy classic turns a folk legend on its ear.
"...A rare chance to see Jackie Chan's original 1978 kung fu/comedy classic on the big screen where it belongs...."

Aug. 18, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

My Father is a Hero
"...good time for action fans. Li stars as a kung-fu fighting mainland cop who has been ordered to infiltrate..."

June 30, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

King of the Sea
"...Seventies trash chopsocky star Conan Lee for this swashbuckling kung fu adventure. Lee stars as Bo Chi. Raised by..."

Sept. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Wing Chun
"...films, Michelle (Supercop: Police Story III) Yeoh, toplines this fun, period martial arts film, unique in its stylistic approach..."

July 1, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Love on Delivery
"...this: A literal army of about fifty or so kung fu sex maniacs chasing a young girl down the..."

May 20, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk
"...compatriot Fong Sai-Yuk was also partial to defending his kung fu-impaired brethren from the dishonest scoundrels that seem to..."

Sept. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Killer
This is the film that made John Woo and Chow Yun-Fat household names within action-crazed American households. Elements of conventional melodrama and criminal double-crosses blend in this story about a hitman conducting one last job to earn the money to restore the eyesight of a woman he had previously blinded.
"...Hark before and, according to the press notes, directed kung fu hero Jackie Chan's first major film, Countdown in..."

April 19, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Satin Steel
"...Ko. Starring: Jade Leung, Anita Lee and Russell Wong. Kung-fu jungle cannibals, gun-running ventriloquist gangsters, and a vicious henchman..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Foot Fist Way
Faux documentary about a strip-mall kung-fu sensei without the sense to come in out of the pain has moments of laugh-out-loud greatness but also much dopiness.
"...subgenre overkill. While this ultra-low-budget faux doc about strip-mall kung-fu sensei Fred Simmons (McBride alternating between heartfelt and brain-dead),..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Prodigal Son
"...of silly comedy and wrenching, if typically shameless, melodrama. Kung fu expert Yuen Biao (Dragons Forever) gives an infectiously..."

July 26, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Marvel's master of kung fu makes a convoluted cosmic splash
"...The roots of Marvel's master of king-fu, Shang-Chi, are drenched in Orientalism. First appearing in comics..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Chinese Feast
"...Han Imperial Feast,” Cheung and Yuen must track a masterful chef-turned-scummy recluse (Kenny Bee) in mainland China in order..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Last Hero in China
"...a Time in China film series to produce the delightful Legend of Fong Sai-yuk, finds Li quickly returning to..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Once Upon a Time in China V
"...the level of the previous films in the series, functions well as a fast-paced crowd-pleaser. A non-stop roller coaster..."

April 7, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Norm of the North
Animated bear protects his Arctic home
"...Are your kids unable to wait until Kung Fu Panda 3 comes out in a couple of..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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