• Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Shaolin Soccer

Release Date: 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

All his life, an ordinary young man (Stephen Chow) has been treated like dirt. Still, he's never given up believing that all the world's problems could be solved with a little kung fu. So he's teaming up with a band of misfits - six friends who were kung fu masters in their youth - to form a soccer team that only he believes has a chance to win a $1 million grand prize. Together, they're going to apply their hidden talents to a whole new game -- and soccer will never be the same.

Cast: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yin Tse, Cecilia Cheung, Karen Mok, Vincent Kok, Li Hui, Tenky Tin Kai Man

Director: Stephen Chow , Lee Lik-Chi

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: Miramax, Universe Entertainment, Star Overseas

Keywords: Brother , Rivalry , Heartwarming , Transformation , Underdog , Hilarious , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Janice PageBoston Globe

    As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is piffle, yes, but superior piffle. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    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. show more

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