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Shaolin Soccer

Grade: B+

Taking inspiration from Bruce Lee, “The Bad News Bears” and “The Matrix,” the long-delayed Hong Kong production “Shaolin Soccer” tells the story of Sing (played by writer-director Stephen Chow) and his five down-on-their-luck brothers. They combine their martial arts talent with soccer to create an unbeatable team and enter a tournament where they battle the delightfully devilish Team Evil in a quest to restore their dignity. Despite heavy use of clich