MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 698 this week

Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
"Gong fu guan lan" (original title)

4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 2,382 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 13 critic

Fang Shijie is found as a baby in the garbage and raised at a martial arts academy. With the help of a man, he gets into college and is promoted to the basketball championship as he searches for his real parents.

Director:

Writers:

(comic), , 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 09 Mar 2011
 
a list of 913 titles
created 23 May 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 02 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 12 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Kung Fu Dunk" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kung Fu Dunk (2008)

Kung Fu Dunk (2008) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kung Fu Dunk.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Shawn Yue, Edison Chen, Jay Chou
Secret (2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ye Xiang Lun, a talented piano player is a new student at the prestigious Tamkang School. On his first day, he meets Lu Xiao Yu, a pretty girl playing a mysterious piece of music.

Director: Jay Chou
Stars: Jay Chou, Lun Mei Gwei, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team, Sean, turns out to be a traitor and ... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam
Stars: Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse, Peng Lin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In this irreverent martial arts farce, a bumbling cobbler trains to become a kung fu master after saving a beautiful princess in disguise. Together they will battle the evil Emperor for peace and justice. (Mandarin with English subtitles).

Director: Yen-Ping Chu
Stars: Xiao Shen-Yang, Benshan Zhao, Kelly Lin
Action | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow
Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong
Triple Tap (2010)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Stars: Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Charlene Choi
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou
Cafe Seoul (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A freelance reporter comes to the aid of a humble confection shop criminally threatened by land developers and weakened by distant family ties.

Director: Masaharu Take
Stars: Jeong-hoon Kim, Takumi Saitô, Dong-wook Kim
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Six guys wacky guys, who worked together at a summer beach bar job, come across a letter from dream girl Eriko. The letter isn't addressed to anyone in particular, but asks if the recipient... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Erika Toda, Ken Yasuda
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four young men with a flair for drag leave their village to attend a catholic school in Bangkok. When the boys want to join the cheerleaders rather than any of the competitive teams they ... See full summary »

Director: Poj Arnon
Stars: Wongthep Khunarattanrat, Watcharachai Sataphitak
Acoustic (2010)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

(Korean with English subtitles) Features members of popular K-pop bands 2AM & CN Blue, the film is a collection of stories about love, hope and music all shot in the trendy area of Hongdae, Seoul.

Director: You Sang-Hun
Stars: Jin-hee Baek, Seul-ong Im, Jong-Hyun Lee
Slam Dunk (1993–1996)
Animation | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

About Sakuragi Hanamichi, a freshman of Shohoku High School who joining the basketball team because of the girl he have a crush on, Haruko. Although he is newbie in this sport. He is no ordinary basketball player.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Hisao Egawa, Eriko Hara
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Fang Shijie (as Chieh-lun Chou)
...
Zhen Li (as Chi-wai Tsang)
Gang Wang ...
Wang Biao
...
Lily (as Cheuk-yin Choi)
...
Ting Wei
Chu-he Chen ...
Xiao Lan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yen-Ping Chu
James Z. Feng ...
First Univ. Teammate
Eddy Ko ...
Fang's Master
Li-Chun Lee ...
Bi Tianhao (as Lichun Lee)
Ka-Yan Leung
Ken Lin
Will Liu ...
Li Tian
Man Tat Ng ...
Master Wu
Edit

Storyline

Fang Shijie is found as a baby in the garbage and raised at a martial arts academy. With the help of a man, he gets into college and is promoted to the basketball championship as he searches for his real parents.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 February 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Shaolin Basket  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Hero Chou
(uncredited)
Written by Vincent Fang
Performed by Yi Chuan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Stylish, Good Natured, and Incoherent Shaolin Soccer redo
20 April 2008 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

A mess of genres but it's mainly based on Stephen Chow's genre mash-ups for it's inspiration. There's magic kung-fu, college romance, sports, gangster action and some weepy melodrama for a topping. The production is excellent and the pacing is fast so it's easy to get past the many flaws in this film.

A baby is abandoned next to a basketball court. A homeless man brings him to a Shaolin monastery that's in the middle of a city along with a special kung fu manual that the homeless man somehow has but can't read. The old monk teaches the boy but expires when he tries to master the special technique in the manual. The school is taken over by a phony kung fu master who is assisted by four wacky monks. The new master gets mad at the now 20+ year old boy for not pretending to be hurt by the master's weak punches and throws him out for the night. The boy is found throwing garbage into a basket from an incredible distance by a man who bring him to a gangster's club to play darts. This leads to a big fight, the boy's expulsion from the monastery and the man's decision to turn the boy into a college basketball sensation.

Al this happens in the first 20 minutes with most of it happening in the first 10 minutes. Aside from the extreme shorthand storytelling the first problem is how little we get to know the main character until way into the movie. The man who uses the boy is more sharply defined by the time the first third is over. The plot follows no new ground except for the insane action climax of the film. I'm sure you can easily imagine how the wacky monks will show up towards the end. The effects, photography and stunt work are all top- notch and make up for the uninspired plot.

Stephen Chow has a much better command of plot and comedy writing and this film will live in his shadow but that's not a good reason to ignore it. It's quite entertaining even with a scatter-shot ending. Recommended.


8 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shaolin Soccer Wannabe piece of crap igor_kubrick
OMGGGGG. think_candian
Ng Man Tat hkauteur
Music? Thespian_Trickster
trailers holysocks
THIS FILM WAS............. nansarama2003
Discuss Kung Fu Dunk (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?