Metascore
14

Overwhelming dislike - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
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  1. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    50
    Consistently silly and intermittently laugh-out-loud funny spoof.
  2. 40
    On the up side, there are some genuinely funny jokes, and Oedekerk has been wise enough to keep the running time down to 82 minutes, including the eight-minute closing credit sequence (which is worth staying through its entirety). But Kung Pow! is no "What's Up, Tiger Lily?"
  3. Reviewed by: Pete Nowak
    25
    If ever there's been a martial-arts movie that makes you feel as if you've been kicked in the head, surely it's Kung Pow! Enter the Fist.
  4. 25
    If you've gone to Kung Pow for the plot, you have made a mistake. Come to think of it, if you have gone for the comedy, you've also made a mistake. In fact, if you've gone at all, you've made a mistake.
  5. 20
    Obvious and, frankly, 25 years too late.
  6. An inept, tedious spoof of '70s kung fu pictures, it contains almost enough chuckles for a three-minute sketch, and no more.
  7. The result is hopelessly inane, humorless and under-inspired.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    10
    If, for whatever reason, you do find yourself watching it, you may begin to ponder one of life's larger dilemmas: the fact that something can be done does not necessarily mean it should be done.
  9. Reviewed by: David Grove
    10
    Like a slug that crawls across the screen for eighty minutes before dying of its own nausea.
  10. To imagine the life of Harry Potter as a martial arts adventure told by a lobotomized Woody Allen is to have some idea of the fate that lies in store for moviegoers lured to the mediocrity that is Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.
  11. 0
    Where the hell are those Hollywood Ninja Assassins when you really need 'em?
  12. 0
    Does this even count as a movie?
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 470 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 282
  1. ChrisC.
    Mar 27, 2010
    10
    Best movie ever!
  2. AndrewP.
    Jan 13, 2008
    9
    It is very very simple. You should NOT base a score on the comments of professional critics! - they long-word using snobs are almost be It is very very simple. You should NOT base a score on the comments of professional critics! - they long-word using snobs are almost be default going to hate the stupid, silly, fun of a movie like Kung Pow. The humour is awesome and ridiculous. The lack of a plot hardly even matters. Ignore anyone who has a 'movie-blog' site, and listen to someone who enjoys a silly bit of naked gun humour. Watch this movie it is absolutely awesome! Full Review »
  3. Donimo
    May 15, 2008
    10
    As per usual, the critics don't understand the oh so complicated concept of comedy (hyperbole). The person that calls this film As per usual, the critics don't understand the oh so complicated concept of comedy (hyperbole). The person that calls this film "uninspired" would have to be dead on the inside - which by the way is no coincidence because to not to literally laugh out loud throughout this movie, you must indeed be dead. Full Review »