Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Sunday 1st March 2020 - 02:08:42

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Movies > Comedy > Shaolin Soccer review

« Definitely Maybe reviewDefinitely MaybeThe Beekeeper reviewThe Beekeeper »

Score: 8.3/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 557 - Shaolin Soccer
Directed by Stephen Chow

Shaolin Soccer
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Roadshow (NZ) Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
April 2005

Shaolin Soccer product reviews

With tons of action, great special effects and non-stop laughs, here's a hilarious martial arts comedy about an oddly mismatched band of brothers who take their best shot at winning a championship!

Sing is an exceptionally skilled Shaolin Kung fu devotee who's fallen on hard times when his amazing 'leg of steel' catches the eye of an equally downtrodden soccer coach! Together they decide to assemble a squad of Sing's former Shaolin brothers with hopes of capturing the big-money prize in a national soccer competition!

Using an unlikely mix of Shaolin-inspired martial arts and newfound soccer skills, it all seems an unbeatable combination - until they must face the dreaded Team Evil in the ultimate battle for the title! As eye-popping action teams with outrageous comedy, you're sure to get a kick out of this unusual movie treat!

Check out Roadshow (NZ) Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for Roadshow (NZ) Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel

Other listings you may be interested in:
Kill Bill - vol 1Kill Bill - vol 1
Rating: 5.4
Rating: 8.8
Underworld: Rise of the LycansUnderworld: Rise of the Lycans
Rating: 7.3
The Court JesterThe Court Jester
Rating: 10.0
The MummyThe Mummy
Rating: 8.8
The IntouchablesThe Intouchables
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 8.9
Rating: 6.0
The Good DinosaurThe Good Dinosaur
Rating: 9.3
The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train
Rating: 9.5
The Florida ProjectThe Florida Project
Rating: 7.0
Jumanji - Welcome to the jungle Jumanji - Welcome to the jungle 
Rating: 10.0
First ManFirst Man
Rating: 8.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 1st of April, 2005

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.3/10
Pay to see it again:
Score 9 out of 10
Attention Span:
Score 8 out of 10
Laugh Factor:
Score 6 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

This movie was like a savoury omlette... cheesy, corny and full of ham! I TOTALLY LOVED IT! It made no attempt to take itself seriously, with impulsive musical dance scenes, fugues into dreamspace that snapped back to reality suddenly, leaving the characters undressing from their alter-ego costumes while continuing with the dialog, piss-take referrals to other movies, etc.

If you want a serious kung-fu movie, go hire out some Bruce Lee or Jacky Chan titles, but if you liked such titles as 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' or 'House of Flying Daggers' then you'll enjoy the overdone kung-fu moves in here (such as kicking a soccer ball so hard it starts to burn up from air friction, or a big fat guy walking on air using Shaolin Lightweight Technique, etc). With comedy, romance, action, battles of good vs evil (Team Evil in fact!), this has a little something for everyone.

Overall, this would have to be the funniest kung-fu movie I have ever seen. No others tickled my sense of humour the way this one did... it's almost enough to make me want to take up soccer! The closing credits have a great soundtrack, with a kickin' remix of 'Kung Fu Fighting' leading the chase... I caught myself chair-dancing with some of the old martial arts moves creeping in... much to the disgust of my drink, which caught a side-block and leapt to the floor with amazing staining ability. -sigh- ah well, it was worth it! :)

A bit of trivia for you:
The Shaolin goalkeeper is a humorous homage to martial arts legend Bruce Lee. H develops a Lee-style haircut and wears a Game of Death (1978) yellow jumpsuit. When he is carried off, he also wears the big-lens sunglasses Lee was famous for wearing. As he is carried off, dead, he lies in exactly the same fashion as Bruce Lee laid when he was in his coffin in Hong Kong.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Movies'...

Score: 1.9
Product reviews for listing 26: Hulk
Directed by Ang Lee

Product image for HulkAs part of top secret project, the military hires prestigous university students to assist create a cell altering machine called the gammasphere. The leader of the group is arrogant Bruce Banner, mainly complimented by compassionate Betty Ross. When the gammasphere goes wrong, Bruce Banner is afflicted with the ability to turn into a mammoth creature soon dubbed The Hulk, a manifestation of his own inner demons that he mutates into when it is emotionally triggered. A ruined, Jeckyll and Hyde man he may be, but a ruined man may prove to be a heroic one when a villain emerges.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key."
Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream