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R| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
After a shocking betrayal by his sworn brother, a general (Andy Lau) takes refuge at a Shaolin temple and learns martial arts from a crazy cook (Jackie Chan).

Cast: Andy Lau , Nicholas Tse , Jackie Chan , Fan Bingbing , Jacky Wu , Yu Xing , Xin Xin Xiong , Shaoqun Yu

Director: Benny Chan

Genres: Action, Martial arts, Historical drama

Distributor: Well Go USA, Variance Films

Shaolin (2011)

Release Date: September 9th, 2011|2 hr. 11 min.

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  • Jackie Chan's cameo as a monastery cook is a tiny joy. To see Chan use his once-great physical skill on a hunk of bread dough is to see a giant work in miniature. show more

  • Directed with feeling for its richly layered protagonists, the film is elevated by its emotional complexity but simultaneously dragged down by the relative shortage of propulsive, hardcore action. show more

  • This new movie features stylishly filmed and choreographed battles. But in between the set pieces is a lot of sentimental blather that slows down the film. More action, less talk should be the order of the day, but it isn't. show more

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