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Monster Hunt (Zhuo Yao Ji) Reviews

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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
July 30, 2015
Tone and plot are all over the place and none of the characters -- monster or otherwise -- have enough depth to make you care about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 22, 2016
While its world is set-up quickly and the spectacular visual effects immediately sparkle and impress, Monster Hunt soon disintegrates into mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 19, 2016
Raman Hui's Monster Hunt is a kid-friendly adventure fantasy that may be too slowly paced for its target demographic.
January 21, 2016
"Monster Hunt" has visual appeal to spare, but the allure ends there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 12, 2016
A Chinese made martial arts and monsters comedy for kids about to outgrow "Kung Fu Panda." Keep your expectations low. Very low.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 21, 2016
Some of this recalls Stephen Chow's "Journey to the West," minus the brilliance.
January 21, 2016
Scene after scene of violent standoffs, narrow escapes, and weird-looking creatures-like Star Wars but with a lot more slapstick and fart jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 21, 2016
"Monster Hunt" broke box office records in China, but American viewers may wonder why this confused and confusing adventure-comedy enthralled audiences there.
January 24, 2016
An oddball mélange of action, slapstick, sentimentality and ghoulishness, all wrapped up into one big, galumphing package... more a curiosity than a delight, but the adventurous might want to give the sweet-and-sour dish a try.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 5, 2019
It's Monster Love for Monster Hunt! It's a pure delight!
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 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
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-
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
April 2, 2016
Monster Hunt is far more engaging as cultural commentary than as entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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 30, 2016
Kid-friendly fare amusing enough to entertain adults, too, provided their brains are on pause!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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