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Shaolin Soccer

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure, sports

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!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 8
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
3 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Untraditional underdog sports team story.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has some comic violence and crude humor, including a scene of a man peeing on a wall. There is some action/fantasy violence, and characters are wounded. Characters smoke and drink, and there's a reference to "American drugs" (presumably steroids). A character mentions suicide as a response to humiliation. There is a joke about being in love with a married woman. A character removes his pants (off camera) and makes another character wear his underpants on his head to humiliate him.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how Sing saw Mui as beautiful even when no one else did. How did he know? What made it possible for the Shaolin team to begin to win? Families could also talk about the way that Sing made Shaolin into a way of life that affected everything he did.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 26
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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Kung Fu and sports movies collide in writer/director/actor Stephen Chow's devilishly entertaining Honk Kong action movie.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: It's the sort of movie that leaves you smiling like an idiot.

- David Edelstein, Slate, Friday, April 2, 2004

Rotten: A hard chestnut to swallow.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

funny and entertaining...

- ajaymuthecooldevils, Sunday, January 20, 2008

4 stars

interesting combination of kung-fu action and soccer. I has very good humor, action and adventure and even a piece of romance. It has a nice story and a decent plot

- barrys, Wednesday, May 23, 2007

3 stars

I watched this as a kid and remember thinking, "My gosh, these guys are absolutely getting owned by a soccer ball." The action is so absurd and outrageous that it makes everything hilarious. A joy to watch.

- fb1463751009, Sunday, November 27, 2011