Journey to the West Synopsis
This is a world plagued by demons, who cause its human inhabitants unspeakable suffering. Young demon hunter Xuan Zang, fearlessly guided by his belief in “giving himself for the greater cause”, risks his all and conquers a water demon, a pig demon...
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Critic Ratings

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Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Chow's specialty is over-the-top slapstick action in the Hong Kong style, and the new film doesn't disappoint on either count.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
The spectacular combination of slapstick, love story and superhero antics doesn't entirely avoid awkwardness, but mostly it defies gravity,...
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80

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By Bilge Ebiri
Chow is at his best when juggling disparate elements – tragedy, slapstick, romance, melancholy, fantasy. Everything is big with him; he...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Kenji Fujishima
Stephen Chow's distinctive vision is evident in the seemingly boundless imagination of his scenarios, and in the film's sincere spiritual...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Showcases Chow at his weirdest and most entertaining.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A huge hit in China — where it was released in 3-D IMAX — the handsomely filmed Journey To the West deserves better than the token 2-D...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Journey to the West may not rank among Chow’s classics, but it’s a crowd-pleaser that also serves as a reminder of what the director can...
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70

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Mr. Chow has perhaps achieved more sustained and elaborate adventures, but he hits a sweet spot of comedy that never grows too self-aware...
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60

Variety

[A] mostly entertaining action-fantasy-comedy.
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50

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
The camera swoops and whooshes about but never generates any compelling energy — Chow's film proves endlessly manic but devoid of much...
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Crazy effects; Kung Fu Hustle with less plot & character development

By banksty
This one was actually pretty disappointing. I am a big fan of the Genre of Asian cross over films. But kinda a let down. The character development was childish and way too quick sticks for what I...

childhood beloved story

By siththuon
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good!

By chop_choi888
funny and exciting!...

Not bad

By Jiangnan
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Rated PG-13 | For for brief nudity sexual situations violence