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  • Summary: Farley stars as Haru, an orphaned American who washes to shore in Japan and is mistaken for the Great White Ninja of legend. Raised among the finest Ninjas, Haru grows into a big, strong, slapstick disaster! An embarrassment to his clan, Haru has no hope of ever becoming a full Ninja. But when a beautiful blonde pleads for help, Haru is given one dangerously funny chance to prove himself.  (Sony)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. This is a movie in which the audience knows half the gags in advance, but thanks to director Dennis Dugan's timing and Farley's execution, the audience doesn't just laugh anyway, but laughs harder. Knowing in advance is part of the fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    70
    This sweet saga of an underachiever who makes good is surprisingly appealing and sure to broaden the portly comic's fan base.
  3. The slapstick and the sight gags come thick and fast, as they have throughout a hundred years of screen comedy, yet director Dennis Dugan and writers Mark Feldberg and Mitch Klebanoff keep everything light and bouncy.
  4. 38
    Beverly Hills Ninja is essentially a one-joke film.
  5. But when the writers run out of ideas, they simply have Farley walk into a lamppost, or cop from old SNL skits.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    20
    Farley -- one of the few comedians who could ever be justly accused of debasing the pratfall -- has made a film that's tantamount to watching an overweight man slip on a banana peel for nearly 90 minutes.
  7. 0
    Nearly as much fun as a case of scabies, Beverly Hills Ninja transports the viewer into a mystical realm where pratfall is king and mediocrity is its own reward.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    10
    me gusto mucho est pelicula, creo q es mi favorita de Farley, q.e.p.d, sin duda el soundtrack es uno de sos puntos fuertes, el argumento en este tipo de películas sale sobrando Collapse
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    8
    This fat ass is really funny. The movie feels like a live-action version of Kung Fu Panda.
  3. Nov 8, 2012
    5
    It's a one joke movie. It almost works too. The gags and slapstick is seen coming in advance, but it is still satisfying. Mediocre overall with a few moments of genuine laughs. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2011
    0
    This is the stupidest movie ever. You can't call something a comedy unless it's funny, notice I didn't even try to say, "This is the stupidest comedy ever." Expand

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