New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Silly, perfect fun.
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By Eddie Cockrell
Consistently silly and intermittently laugh-out-loud funny spoof.
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New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
On the up side, there are some genuinely funny jokes, and Oedekerk has been wise enough to keep the running time down to 82 minutes, including the eight-minute closing credit sequence (which is worth staying through its entirety). But Kung Pow! is no "What's Up, Tiger Lily?"
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

If ever there's been a martial-arts movie that makes you feel as if you've been kicked in the head, surely it's Kung Pow! Enter the Fist.
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By James Berardinelli
If you've gone to Kung Pow for the plot, you have made a mistake. Come to think of it, if you have gone for the comedy, you've also made a mistake. In fact, if you've gone at all, you've made a mistake.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Processed comedy chop suey.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Obvious and, frankly, 25 years too late.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
An inept, tedious spoof of '70s kung fu pictures, it contains almost enough chuckles for a three-minute sketch, and no more.
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Film Threat

Like a slug that crawls across the screen for eighty minutes before dying of its own nausea.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Where the hell are those Hollywood Ninja Assassins when you really need 'em?
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14 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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