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A nameless monk travels the globe charged with one purpose in life: to protect an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. In his advanced age, the monk decides that it is time to find and train a new scroll keeper. A streetwise punk becomes the chosen one after he inadvertantly saves the monk from capture.
The tremendous charisma of Chow Yun-fat anchors this entertaining comic-book romp. Bulletproof Monk centers around a monk with no name (Chow) dedicated to protecting a sacred scroll that can give world-manipulating power to anyone who reads it. A hidden Nazi has been pursuing the scroll for 60 years and has finally caught up with the monk in present-day New York City; meanwhile, the monk suspects he may have found a disciple in a petty thief (Seann William Scott, Dude, Where's My Car?, American Pie) who's learned kung fu from watching double-feature chopsocky flicks. Don't let the presence of Chow Yun-fat lead you to expect much substance--this doesn't have the emotional scope of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or the visual panache of Hard-Boiled. But Bulletproof Monk is a cheerful, tightly edited, unpretentious action flick with flashes of humor, good for a mindless evening's entertainment. Also featuring Jaime (a.k.a. James) King (Blow). --Bret Fetzer
- Deleted scenes with commentary by editor Robert K. Lambert
- Alternate ending with commentary by editor Robert K. Lambert
- "The Tao of Monk": 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes
- "The Monk Unrobed" featurette
- Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
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Some of the acting is a bit over done. If you notice, just point, laugh and have a good time. :)
Having said that, this was a movie with a great message that never knew how to express it except for a few short lines. I give this such a high rating because of the unique story, snappy lines, and some amazing villain work by Karel Roden (as always). With 30% less Seann William Scott and 50% less jump-cuts in each fight and this might have been a 5 star action comedy.
As it stands, the film will mildly entertain you for most of its running time and envigorate you with a clever moment or two before the end.
"It is not about anger, it is about peace",
"Its not about power, it is about grace"
and The humble monk teaching the young loner about the "Unity of Opposites".
The bad guys, led by a crazed rouge Nazi are reminiscent of the Keystone Cops, and the dynamic between Sean Williams Scott and Jamie King could have been developed considerably more. All in all a good "family' martial arts action comedy.
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i liked it enough to watch it again sometime, but basically it's just light-weight froth
it felt like some key threads got lost in...Read more
Would purchase again.