• PG-13 , 1 hr 28 min
  • Martial Arts
    Action Comedy
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The slapstick and the sight gags come thick and fast, as they have throughout a hundred years of screen comedy, yet director Dennis Dugan and writers Mark Feldberg and Mitch Klebanoff keep everything light and bouncy.
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This sweet saga of an underachiever who makes good is surprisingly appealing and sure to broaden the portly comic's fan base.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If you're nostalgic for the third grade and all those little wads of wet paper bouncing off the back of your neck, Beverly Hills Ninja is the movie for you. It is one extended fat joke, tricked out in ceremonial robes.
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By James Berardinelli
Beverly Hills Ninja is essentially a one-joke film.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Bruce Fretts
But when the writers run out of ideas, they simply have Farley walk into a lamppost, or cop from old SNL skits.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Farley -- one of the few comedians who could ever be justly accused of debasing the pratfall -- has made a film that's tantamount to watching an overweight man slip on a banana peel for nearly 90 minutes.
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Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Chris Farley walks into walls, trips over invisible banana peels and otherwise makes a fat ass of himself in this imbecilic, slapstick adventure from the producers of "Dumb and Dumber."
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Nearly as much fun as a case of scabies, Beverly Hills Ninja transports the viewer into a mystical realm where pratfall is king and mediocrity is its own reward.
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27 out of 100
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