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Monster Hunt (Zhuo Yao Ji) Reviews

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
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
Some of this recalls Stephen Chow's "Journey to the West," minus the brilliance.
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
"Monster Hunt" broke box office records in China, but American viewers may wonder why this confused and confusing adventure-comedy enthralled audiences there.
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
[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 21, 2016
"Monster Hunt" has visual appeal to spare, but the allure ends there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 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 19, 2016
Raman Hui's Monster Hunt is a kid-friendly adventure fantasy that may be too slowly paced for its target demographic.
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.