Shaolin Poster

Release Date: September 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2011

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, Jing Wu, Yu Xing, Xin Xin Xiong, Shaoqun Yu

Director: Benny Chi-Shun

Genres: Martial arts, Historical drama, Action

Production Co: Beijing Silver Moon Productions, China Film Group Corp., Emperor Classic Films, Huayi Brothers Media Group, Shaolin Temple Culture Communication

Distributors: Well Go USA, Variance Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Only Jackie Chan, in a comedic supporting role as a Zen-trained cook who applies his culinary techniques on the battlefield (he "stir-fries" one enemy in a giant pot and "kneads" another like dough), provides any measure of relief. 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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