Rent Shaolin Soccer (2001)

3.5 of 5 from 125 ratings
1h 25min
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Synopsis:
An all-comedy kung-fu extravaganza featuring Hong Kong superstar Stephen Chow, Shaolin Soccer is an entertaining mix of football, martial arts and awesome special effects. 'Mighty Iron Leg' sing, a garbage-man and Shaolin follower, is looking for new ways to bring the wonders of martial arts to the people. After a string of failed attempts, he comes upon a winning combination: using Kung-fu skills on the football field. Teaming up with a down-and-out ex-football star, sing gathers his former Shaolin brothers to put their powers to use on the pitch - despite the fact that none of them know a thing about the beautiful game.
With a little help from a Kung-fu fighting Baker, the rag-tag team set out to win The Coveted China Cup from the nefarious team evil.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , Mei Lin Mo, , Pu Ye Dong, Shi Zi Yun, , Li Bin Hong, Zhao Yong, Shi Heng Jiang
Directors:
Voiced By:
Stephen Apostolina, Steve Bulen, Richard Cansino, Elisa Gabrielli, Bridget Hoffman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Steve Kramer, Emil Lin, Lucy Lin, Bai Ling, Susan Marque, Randall Montgomery, Steve Pinto, Stuart Robinson, Tom Romero, Skip Stellrecht, Jessica Straus, Kirk Thornton, Brian Tochi, Ping Wu
Writers:
Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang
Aka:
Siu lam juk kau
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Sports & Sport Films
Countries:
Hong Kong, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Sports & Sport Films
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/03/2005
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/09/2009
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD High Resolution 2.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (5) of Shaolin Soccer

Bend it like Shaolin Beckham - Shaolin Soccer review by CP Customer

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26/04/2005

This is possibly one of the funniest kung-fu movies I have ever seen. It has hilarious moments (my personal favourite being the match against the girls), it continually sends itself up and with the classic acting you get from these sort of films plus some excellently choreographed kung-fu, this is one truely not to be missed.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

It's good, it's mad and a little bit salty.... - Shaolin Soccer review by CP Customer

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11/04/2006

Not in the same league as Kung Fu Hustle for me, but still a very enjoyable film, more so for the martial arts and lame storyline/love interests. The dogmatic persistance of Sing in realising his dream of making martial arts more than a fighting format is painfully enjoyable, the training camp for his team is entertaining and the soccer games, short, exciting and predicatable, though with moments of anxiety. Reminds me of Super Sidekicks on the New Geo arcade system. Chicks with moustaches is cool. Dance sequences very cool, slapstick humour extremely cool - person slipping on banana skin, works every time!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Very funny and fun to watch - Shaolin Soccer review by CP Customer

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08/12/2005

Director Stephen Chow is one without doubt one of the most original artists making films today, both in 'Shaolin Soccer' and 'Kung Fu Hustle', he easily mixes the best aspects of Western cinema with the best of Eastern cinema. The film carries on the tradition of great sports films which champion the underdog, such as 'Rocky' and 'The Bad News Bears', but adds martial arts into the mix, and also includes a love story which doesn't bog down the proceedings too much. But what really sets this film apart from others is Chow's imaginative use of visuals; the film contains both hilarious slapstick gags and amazing special effects. And don't be put of by the rather naff title, because this film is really very funny and bags of fun.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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