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88
As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
It is piffle, yes, but superior piffle.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Everything you've ever loved (or hated) but were afraid to laugh at in Asian martial-arts movies, ''Matrix''-ian bullet-time actioners, and Farrellyesque slapstick comedies -- all rolled into Hong Kong's highest-grossing local production ever.
75
Delightful blend of comedy, kung fu, soccer and special effects.
75
Shaolin Soccer's infectious style has a way of lifting spirits. You don't have to be a fan of soccer or kung fu to enjoy it.
75
New York Daily News
Proving there's always a new way to tell an old story, Stephen Chow pulls out all the stops for one of the silliest, sweetest and most fun family films in recent memory.
75
ReelViews
Infectiously entertaining comedy.
75
Premiere
Comedy-action lunacy of a truly high, and endlessly bizarre, order.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
One of Stephen Chow's extravagant and very funny martial-arts spoof movies.
63
Chicago Tribune
The movie overflows with action, slapstick and cliches, but the cliches never impede the action, and the slapstick is so expertly performed, it doesn't annoy you -- much.
63
Miami Herald
Shaolin Soccer applies everything you love about Hong Kong action flicks to the paint-by-numbers sports-movie formula.

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