Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tigers plan to defect, an attempt to stop him fails and Jimmy ends up missing his flight to China. Now a fish out of water, Jimmy's only hope is Andy, a wisecracking youngster in L.A. Meanwhile, Tiger works for a mafia boss. When Tiger loses a fortune in cocaine in a detergent box that Andy accidentally took, Andy and Jimmy soon have no choice but to face the wrath of Tiger and his men. Their only ally is Penny, the girlfriend of Tiger's boss. Two men who were once best friends have now become bitter enemies.
Samir A (kr) wrote: I found my myself completely hypnotized by this film. The score, the cinematography, the acting, the writing and its dark humor and simplicity about life, death, family and who we are. One of my favorite films of the year.
Sara B (au) wrote: April 19, 2008 - first integrated (blacks & whites) senior prom at Charleston High School in Charleston, Mississippi. This shocked me. I really am sheltered. Seriously though, 2008!?! This is a brilliant documentary and I highly recommend you watch it. It will amaze you. The high school seniors in this film portray strength and power. With their knowledge and values, those different than their parent's generation, they will go far.
Eric B (us) wrote: Majestic cinematography combined with meticulous compositing and a stunning sound mix, the film is a feat of art beyond cinema.
Brian C (jp) wrote: Richard Kelly is a filmmaker who is appropriately underrated. Many call him a one-hit wonder after Donnie Darko's success and the failure of his subsequent work. I find him comparable to David Lynch, and his style always leaves me wanting more, even this sophomore effort of his, the reviled Southland Tales... I loved every minute of it, although I couldn't wait for it to end, if that makes any sense. This dystopian sci-fi satire dark comedy slapstick apocalypse thriller will make your eyes pop, your brain break, your sides split, and frustrate you to no end with its seemingly intentional incoherence. I recommend it to nobody, but as a fan of art for the exuberant sake of art, I couldn't help but love it, gaping warts and all.
M43vachic p (kr) wrote: this movie was so funny!
Jeremy L (ag) wrote: This is one of those "good movies for what it is" type of things. I recently just watched it again during my poker movie marathon and while the poker action ain't what it seemed to be when I first saw it, it's still a "fun" movie. I dig the soundtrack too.
Johnathon W (fr) wrote: Fun but flawed Christmas comedy that works thanks to a great lead performance but suffers from a miscast director. Murray is at his leading man best, playing Frank Cross as a complete scumbag at first with a smidgen of a heart and is always fun to watch, whether mercilessly firing an employee on Christmas Eve (and thus avoiding paying is Christmas bonus) or reacting to the ghosts of past, present & future. He gets nice support from the rest of the cast, particularly Bobcat Goldthwait as the fired employee who slowly goes thru a nervous breakdown. Behind the camera, director Richard Donner keeps the story going but his style doesn't fit the story. The art direction comes off rough and a director like Tim Burton would have been better suited for the material. Overall, a fun Christmas movie, mainly for Bill Murray's superb performance.
Katie M (mx) wrote: Kind of a boring movie but Meryl is so good in it you just can't help watching.
Matthew B (us) wrote: great songs, annoying little kid, bad continuity, but good stuff.
David H (de) wrote: The resurrection of pinhead was good, and the creature creations were clever. At least there is continuity.
Grant H (nl) wrote: Very good movie. The story has a lot of really good ideas, even though it doesn't utilize them all quite well, the visual effects are surprisingly really good, the humor is smart and the performances from the cast are pretty good, especially Davis, Key and Fadem.