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Shaolin Soccer

HD   PG-13

Stephen Chow

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About the Movie

With tons of action, eye-popping special effects and nonstop laughs, here's a hilarious martial arts comedy about a team of misfits who take their best shot at winning a championship! Sing is a skilled Shaolin Kung Fu devotee whose amazing "leg of steel" catches the eye of a soccer coach! Together they assemble a squad of Sing's former Shaolin brothers inspired by the big- money prize in a national soccer competition! Using an unlikely mix of martial arts and newfound soccer skills, it seems an unbeatable combination...until they must face the dreaded Team Evil in the ultimate battle for the title!


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 92
  • Fresh: 83
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As always, Chow shows himself an acute parodist of other genres while adding his own cherry on the top. – Derek Elley, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: As goofy action comedies go, Shaolin Soccer is one of the best. – Janice Page, Boston Globe, Sep 19, 2008

Fresh: A hoot from beginning to end. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: It is piffle, yes, but superior piffle. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This movie right along with Ku Fu Hustle are two of my favorite funny martial arts movies. i first saw it when i went to a store that sold Japanese animation and it was on the TV they had there. i watched about half an hour of it and laughed so much that the lady behind the counter got it and waited for me to bring up what i was gonna buy. i saw it there and thanked her and had it added it to my bill.


yes this is good this is true


Such a classic!!! Stephen Chow is such a genius (Kung Fu Hustle is also from him, which came out 3 years after Shaolin Soccer), he wrote, directed and also plays the main character in this very entertaining and hilarious comedy packed with brilliant action scenes. It's as original as refreshing and there really is nothing like it. For amateurs of asian cinema as well as newbies, this is a must see.

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