Bulletproof MonkApril 16, 2003
Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whom he can teach to protect a scroll.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 5.2/10 (23,329 voted)
Critic's Score: 40/100
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Seann William Scott, Jaime King
For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll – a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy.
Writers: Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris
Monk With No Name
(as Chow Yun-Fat)
Seann William Scott
Marcus Jean Pirae
(as Chris Collins)
To fulfill the prophecy, he must find the one to take his place.
Release Date: 16 April 2003
Filming Locations: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,653,542
(20 April 2003)
(26 May 2003)
Did You Know?
The visual effects for this film was handled by "Boy Wonder Visual Effects", a company headed by Burt Ward.
When Jade and Nina fight in the tunnel in some shots it is shown that Nina has on high-heeled boots yet in the actual fighting she is obviously wearing flats.
So, I figured it out, why hot dogs come in packages of ten and hot dog buns come in packages of eight. See, the thing is, life doesn't always work out according to plan so be happy with what you've got, because you can always get a hot dog.
Well, I liked it!
I thought it was charming. I thought it was fun. I enjoyed it a great
deal. I liked the characters a lot too (especially the Monk). Now I'm
looking for other movies starring Yun-Fat Chow.
I must admit that I did find the underground cavern and the mysterious
mind-reading device to be rather over-the-top, but that was the only
part of the movie I didn't like.
Please keep in mind that this movie _is_ based on a comic book. It's
not meant to be Important, World-changing theatre. It's meant to be a
fast-paced (it is), interesting (I thought so), fun-to-watch (yes)