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  • Summary: At Kung Fu, they're masters. But when it comes to soccer, they're total disasters. Now, the only way to win...is to believe in Shaolin. [Miramax Films]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 88
    As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
  2. Shaolin Soccer really loves what it mocks, after all, and that grandly goofy affection -- nay, joy -- for all things chop socky is purely, utterly contagious.
  3. Everything you've ever loved (or hated) but were afraid to laugh at in Asian martial-arts movies, ''Matrix''-ian bullet-time actioners, and Farrellyesque slapstick comedies -- all rolled into Hong Kong's highest-grossing local production ever.
  4. Proving there's always a new way to tell an old story, Stephen Chow pulls out all the stops for one of the silliest, sweetest and most fun family films in recent memory.
  5. 70
    The ridiculously entertaining Shaolin Soccer pulls out all the stops to make sure viewers stay happy.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    63
    Shaolin Soccer applies everything you love about Hong Kong action flicks to the paint-by-numbers sports-movie formula.
  7. 50
    So unabashed in its cheesiness that it could be spread on crackers; it may spike your cholesterol levels

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. YousifA
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    This movie the one of the best movies I've ever seen!
  2. FusionX
    May 14, 2006
    9
    Great movie, while some parts didn't translate so well into english subs it was still a very funny movie, great special effects and a good cast, some of the over the stop stuff was absolutely hilarious! Just what you'd expect from a Stephen Chow movie, i'll give it a 9, good stuff. Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2011
    8
    Sorry, translation Italian - English mechanical Six bros soccer pros. A "freestyle soccer" delightful and contagious.

    Gray, ashy, dull, dull,
    leaden. These are just some of the colors that cover the human soul corrupt and insatiable of glory, power and deification pfui! :-||/. The director-star "leg of steel" Stephen Chow / is so present to the general public "Golden Leg Fung" Ng Man-Tat / young idol of the country, "the bug". Unlike the "Bombyx" that extrudes the proteins to give body to a wonderful cocoon, our Golden Leg seritteri soul secrete the invisible threads of dishonesty that profoundly alter the deeper meaning of a sport, and beautiful group, which by its nature is classified as "game". He is there, in front of the goalkeeper. Eleven meters separate it from a consecration that everyone is waiting, all they want. With the raised arm salutes the cheering crowd. It 'a riot, a waving of flags and banners that move with hopeful confidence. But the path is well traced in the heart and mind of the designer from the belly forward. The idol of thousands of children are to autograph his last penalty kick. We read that the Galilean law of falling bodies is true only in the empty stadium, unfortunately, "Golden Leg" at the moment it is not. The crowd is angry, the consequences are disastrous. So begins this fantastic, brilliant, extraordinary, wonderful love story. Yes Just so I understand. ... Love and all that. Smack! ;-) /

    A real team, take care of everything, is formed by a group. This group reach their goals if its members are highly motivated. Needless to say, that motivation alone is not enough. The objectives in addition to being very clear to all you have to internalize them, make their own. Thus become a vital center for the existence of the same group. And then ... and then we need a leader, emotionally mature Fiiihiu! :-D / who should be able to hold together the components of the team ensuring in particular the relational aspect. Squash! /:-D

    Who is our leader? What is your dream? The leader is Sing Stephen Chow / "leg of steel". The dream is firmly convinced that the spirit of Shaolin can be applied in all fields of knowledge and know-how of man. Sing, is the fifth of six children he has not seen for some time, they also experts in Shaolin Kung Fu. The best thing to do, think, is contact them. Show them the validity of his theories, it also means to reunite a family in temporary migration, which has retained the spirit of ancient traditions. Start looking for them. I try to introduce other "five bros soccer pros" ^ _ ^ â
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  4. Oct 17, 2010
    2
    Give me any other football film. This is one of the worst cinematic representations of football I've seen and the fact it is called Shaolin 'Soccer' to make the Hollywood market happy makes me very,very annoyed. CASH-IN. Collapse
  5. TTT
    Jul 21, 2011
    1
    This film is very funny

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