88

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best.
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Comedy-action lunacy of a truly high, and endlessly bizarre, order.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Delightful blend of comedy, kung fu, soccer and special effects.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
One of Stephen Chow's extravagant and very funny martial-arts spoof movies.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Everything you've ever loved (or hated) but were afraid to laugh at in Asian martial-arts movies, ''Matrix''-ian bullet-time actioners, and Farrellyesque slapstick comedies -- all rolled into Hong Kong's highest-grossing local production ever.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Infectiously entertaining comedy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is piffle, yes, but superior piffle.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Shaolin Soccer's infectious style has a way of lifting spirits. You don't have to be a fan of soccer or kung fu to enjoy it.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The movie overflows with action, slapstick and cliches, but the cliches never impede the action, and the slapstick is so expertly performed, it doesn't annoy you -- much.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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