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Monster Hunt (Zhuo Yao Ji) Reviews

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March 4, 2020
It has a few misfired jokes and an occasional lapse in energy, but all up it is all tremendously good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 5, 2019
It's Monster Love for Monster Hunt! It's a pure delight!
January 18, 2018
Those who manage to make it through the cultural differences will find Monster Hunt a charming, emotionally engaging and moreover intelligent film, one which will handsomely repay their suspension of some admittedly quite wilful disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 8, 2017
Monster Hunt, although an acquired taste, is an interestingly different tale told keeping various Chinese themes in mind, in addition to various sight gags, martial arts (but of course) and some humour too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2016
The movie is a mixed bag, but one filled with imagination and ingenuity, and as such as nuts as Monster Hunt proves to be it's also just enjoyable enough to make dealing with its wildly perverse lapses into pandemonium worth enduring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2016
Monster Hunt is far more engaging as cultural commentary than as entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2016
There's a charm that makes Monster Hunt worth seeing if only for curiosity's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 30, 2016
Kid-friendly fare amusing enough to entertain adults, too, provided their brains are on pause!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 28, 2016
The effort into the sets, costumes, and cinematography are immaculate and everything is done for fun. Just don't expect Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2016
The plot is even more nonsensical than it sounds, but the monsters' high-energy antics and the humans' martial-arts skills make for a delightfully bizarre adventure romp.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 22, 2016
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial arts action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2016
This film is pleasantly cheesy, and probably more interesting than anything that's currently being marketed to your not-so-picky kids. Try it, they'll like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 21, 2016
The film is far from perfect, but it's certainly ambitious, often entertaining and, compared to the feeble competition from new American films of the moment, a singing, dancing, stomping and chomping "Citizen Kane."
January 21, 2016
Director Raman Hui mixes martial-arts fights and slapstick comedy (lots of mugging by Jing) into a whimsical, fast-paced monster mash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 21, 2016
"Monster Hunt" is an acquired taste, but those able to dial into its special frequency of fantasy and pandemonium are rewarded with a breezy, amusing extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 21, 2016
[Hui] does not achieve the surreal grandeur of Hayao Miyazaki's animated films, but he has enough imagination and talent to engage his audience on its own level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2016
If you're willing to overlook some monstrously big plot holes and logic gaps, this half-animated Chinese blockbuster is an agreeably bonkers, occasionally disturbing cinematic ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2016
May not be a total artistic success, but [director Raman] Hui knows what his audience wants.
July 28, 2015
Its technical wizardry and zippy, Hollywood-influenced storytelling smarts dwarf any brand of tyke-skewing entertainment China has ever come up with.
September 20, 2017
Apart from the central monster figure Wuba being extremely adorable - merchandising oppportunity alert! - there's nothing here to get excited about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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