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Metascore

Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
It has a life and style that other buddy action movies lack
50
Chicago Sun-Times
The fight scenes in Bulletproof Monk are not as inventive as some I've seen (although the opening fight on a rope bridge is so well done that it raises expectations it cannot fulfill).
50
Action star Chow Yun-Fat's latest is as thin as the buzz cut he sports in Bulletproof Monk.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
The worst sin is the way the film borrows and corrupts the gravity-defying action style of Yun-Fat's international hit, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
50
First-time director Paul Hunter delivers a quick-cut, loud movie that betrays his MTV roots -- but then again, the script never demands that he do much more than exactly that.
50
ReelViews
The story's entire foundation is based upon a plot hole so gargantuan that anyone not suffering a brain cramp will identify it at once.
42
Entertainment Weekly
As ungainly in its jammed-together East-meets-West-ness as Steven Seagal in a yoga pose.
38
Boston Globe
Indeed a rip-off - a rehash of Hong Kong superstar Chow's greatest celluloid moments with an overlay of Hollywood action cliches, youth-flick silliness, and ah-so stereotypes.
38
New York Daily News
The picture's a dud... Instead of Chow's gravitas rubbing off on the kid, Scott's dude-ness dilutes Chow's authority.
38
Premiere
Flashy, forgettable fluff.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A plot so preposterous it could only have emerged from the underground comic world.

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