• Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

Beverly Hills Ninja

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

When a young American boy washes ashore near a village populated by skilled Japanese warriors, they raise the child as one of them and instruct him in the ways of ninjitsu. Unfortunately, he grows up to be the overweight and inept but very enthusiastic Haru (Chris Farley), who remains intent on becoming a real ninja. Haru's first assignment -- protecting a beautiful woman from California -- doesn't go smoothly, since he's both uncoordinated and completely unaccustomed to Western culture.

Cast: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker, Chris Rock, Soon-Tek Oh, Keith Cooke, Francois Chau

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Motion Picture Corporation of America

Keywords: Underdog, Amusing, Madcap, 1990s, Pursuit, Hotel

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    This is a movie in which the audience knows half the gags in advance, but thanks to director Dennis Dugan's timing and Farley's execution, the audience doesn't just laugh anyway, but laughs harder. Knowing in advance is part of the fun. show more

  • 38
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Beverly Hills Ninja is essentially a one-joke film. show more

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    As coarse, vulgar, adolescent action comedies go, Beverly Hills Ninja comes across as relatively tame - less profanity, less violence, less sex than typical for this "Naked Gun" wannabe. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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