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The Paper Tigers (2021)

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Critic Consensus: The Paper Tigers blends action, comedy, and heart to produce a fresh martial arts movie with plenty of throwback charm.

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Three martial artists--notorious in their prime as "the three tigers"--have grown into middle-aged men one kick from a pulled muscle. But after their teacher's murder, they must juggle dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge him.

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Tran adroitly layers the fight sequences, filmed with fluidity and at least substantially performed by the main actors themselves, between frothy layers of blokey banter.

September 13, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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This is a real solid Kung Fu butt-kicker, except that it's funny in that Karate Kid and Rumble in the Bronx kind of way.

May 12, 2021 | Full Review…

Funniest of all is "Enter the Dojo" star Matthew Page, who seems to have made a whole career out of caricaturing the recognizable phenomenon of the white guy who turns Asian cultural appropriation into a lifestyle.

May 12, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The Paper Tigers isn't exactly the most challenging action movie, but it is comforting whenever it most needs to be.

May 7, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Paper Tigers" may not be a deep comment on aging or friendship, but it has enough humor and action to make it worth a few rounds.

May 6, 2021 | Full Review…

Bao's lighthearted, refreshing approach neither succumbs to whitewashing nor the model-minority myth. The film sticks to the action-comedy basics, which is just fine.

May 6, 2021 | Full Review…

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