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Last Kung Fu Monk (2010)

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A Shaolin Monk comes to the United States to take care of his deceased brother's son. He establishes a school with a former student who leads him into trouble with the Russian Mafia.

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Peng Zhang Li

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Peng Zhang Li (screenwriter), Todd McGorry
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Credited cast:
Cindy Carino Cindy Carino ... Mafia Girlfriend
Robert Christie Robert Christie ... Old Man
Matt Harlan Cohen Matt Harlan Cohen ... Crook #2
Shirley Corpuz Shirley Corpuz ... Social Worker #1
Major Curda ... Michael
Ivette De Jesus Ivette De Jesus ... Party Guest (as Ivette Smith)
Kristen Dougherty Kristen Dougherty ... Sarah
Ivan Escott Ivan Escott ... Social Service Kid 2
Sarah Fasha Sarah Fasha ... Sarah Fasha the Singer
Michael Faulkner Michael Faulkner ... Police Cadet
Kate Forsatz ... Emily
Cristinel Gheorghiu Cristinel Gheorghiu ... Underground fighter
Markus Goldberg Markus Goldberg ... Karate Kid #2
Matthew Gooley Matthew Gooley ... Rope Climbing Officer
Ma Hong Jing Ma Hong Jing ... Twin fighter 1
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A Shaolin Monk comes to the United States to take care of his deceased brother's son. He establishes a school with a former student who leads him into trouble with the Russian Mafia.

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | USA

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English | Chinese

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Kung Fu Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Potential.... but thats it.
4 June 2015 | by destroyerwodSee all my reviews

Honestly, the trailer looked cool so i rented this movie of Xbox Live. So the first thing to get in your face is the wooden and terrible acting. The main protagonist is a Shaolin Monk, so that is excusable, i was not expecting him to be a chatter box, but the rest of the cast are so awful in there line deliveries minus maybe the actress who play Sarah that is half decent, but the rest are bad... like really bad. So thats already a strike against the movie. Also there is quite a lot of character development in the first 30 minutes so a good acting would had really help and the excuse of "you don't watch a kung fu movie for acting" kinda felt flat.

What about the action? The action is very good. I dunno if this is made to be an homage to the old kung fu movies, but the sound effects really reminded me of this. The moves at time seem to not hurt hard as i would expect (Thais are really good at this) but the choreography's are very good and enjoyable.

What about the plot? That is one major question mark... If the beginning is actually pretty straight forward and easy to follow, it then become kinda weird, i want this review to remain spoiler free but you never really get to know who is the bad guy and why he is bad. Its kinda like having that generic guy in a suit for the purpose of having one.

All and all... well i enjoyed the fights, the lead "actor" showed potential and could do something pretty good under a better direction and with a better script.

If your one of those huge fans of Kung Fu movies, i would say give it a shot, but thats as far as i would recommend. Show potential... but thats it.


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