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Metascore

Based on 38 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Film Threat
Kung Fu Hustle is something you rarely encounter in theaters: a genuinely original comedy.
100
With a delirious mix of the sublime and the silly, Hong Kong comedy king Stephen Chow Sing-chi has taken the kung fu comedy genre to new heights of chop-socky hilarity.
100
L.A. Weekly
The movie refers glancingly to dozens of Hollywood classics, from "West Side Story" to "City Lights," but at heart it is a debt of honor richly paid by Stephen Chow to his martial-arts forebears and to the traditions that shaped his sensibility. His gong fu is the best.
91
Entertainment Weekly
All of Kung Fu Hustle is like that: You don't just watch it, you ride with it, laughing all the way.
80
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Half-amazing, half-ridiculous, thoroughly exhilarating.
80
The A.V. Club
Its crowd-pleasing, action-packed brand of frenetic parody promises to spread Chow's mythos even further.
80
Village Voice
Chow manages to have his cake and eat it too: Kung Fu Hustle is a kung fu parody that's also a terrific kung fu movie.
75
ReelViews
Viewers will discover that the film has something to offer nearly everyone, whether they are a novice or a black belt in kung fu cinema.
75
Rolling Stone
Does the plot spin out of control? You bet. But dumb fun this smart is a gift.
50
Variety
Devoid of genuine inspiration or involving character development.

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