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  • Summary: A spoof of dubbed martial arts movies.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    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. An inept, tedious spoof of '70s kung fu pictures, it contains almost enough chuckles for a three-minute sketch, and no more.
  4. Reviewed by: David Grove
    Like a slug that crawls across the screen for eighty minutes before dying of its own nausea.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    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.
  6. 0
    Does this even count as a movie?

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 281
  1. ChrisC.
    Mar 27, 2010
    Best movie ever!
  2. RyanL
    Jan 5, 2010
    This movie is a classic stupid funny movie that does what films are meant to do entertain. No it did not have characters you could relate to but, you sure as heck laugh at them. Expand
  3. Aug 5, 2013
    This one of those movie in which the main purpose is to give light hearted comedic reliefs. I do not know why this was panned by critics, maybe because of the less number of cast but nonetheless it was a funny movie to watch with lots of crazy sequences and some good old references to the Hong Kong's 70's era Kung Fu movies. Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2012
    This movie is hilarious from start to finish. Its the parody of parody films imo. I am super pissed off that they didnt make a sequel (as hinted in the film). A must see comedy imo. Expand
  5. Akshay
    Aug 17, 2008
    Absolutely hilarious , from the beginning till the end . All hail the comic-genius Oedekerk .
  6. SidW
    Mar 22, 2010
    It's almost unbelievable how hilarious this film truly is. If you love Monty Python, you'll certainly love this. The absurdity is something to cherish. It takes masterful skill to create such comedic bliss with this spoofing style. I will admit though, sometimes it can be a bit childish, but most of the time, I'm laughing harder than I ever have at film(other than The Holy Grail). I can confidently say this was the funniest movie of the decade. Expand
  7. MichaelF.
    Jun 30, 2006
    do not listen to any reviews over 5/100. this has to be the worst excuse for a movie ever. it boasts immature and dumb jokes ever brought up in history riled up in one of the worst plots i have ever seen. only hardcore comedy fans would even think about liking a movie this disgraceful. Expand

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