Kung Fu Hustle

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Rowdy martial arts comedy. Older teens and up.

R 2005 95 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 12+

One of the best

Absolutely hilarious. Really don’t get the 16+ rating on here. It’s not very violent in terms of realistic violence, it’s all cartoonish and lighthearted. Lots of martial arts stuff. No language or sex present.
age 18+


To start. I would like to say that the only reason I am adding this review is, due to going through the main reviews from kids and adults I believe it will lead some parents/kids to think it's OK to watch. The review. No it's not just "cartoonish" violence. There is an instance where someone is burned in the face with hot drink. Can't understand how that is missed in the main review. Also someone's foot is cut with an axe (digital, no blood), Still violent. Someone is shot from behind with a shotgun and flies across the street face down. Violent. There are numerous situations that can be scary. Someone is bitten by snakes. Is stabbed with a knife, quite vividly. Bulling is a main thing in this movie, including children hitting children and peeing on the child that was beaten up. There are deceiving characters, lying throughout the movie. I believe I made my point. For the 18+ MAIN point of movie is comedy and a bit of romance. (Almost all violence is for comic purposes or for origin of main plot). You will find it hilarious or very strange. Fight scenes are not all realistic for the purpose of comedy. Plot is great with some twists to make you rethink all of previous scenes. Along the line of the more soft film Shaolin Soccer (Kung Fu Football) 2001

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