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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15

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Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Kuipers
    50
    "E.T."-inspired comic fantasy about a poor boy adopting a cute alien catches the eye but not fully the heart with its undernourished father-son dynamics, critter hijinks and smattering of social commentary.
  2. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    50
    A hyperactive, wishful-thinking special effects fantasy suitable for family outings.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    63
    The overall feel is Hong Kong to the core…which means CJ7, like the first 25 minutes or so of "Shaolin Soccer," doesn't make many allowances to Western sensibilities.