Movie Details

The Monk Comes Down The Mountain

Based on the best-selling novel "A Monk Comes Down the Mountain" (Dao Shi Xia Shan) by Xu Haofeng. A young monk is forced to leave his monastery. In order to survive in the outside world, he has to rely on his extraordinary martial arts skills while at the same time he searches for a mentor. He then encounters a Kung Fu master who possesses the Book of Secrets - a book which contains the lost art of the deadly Ape Strike Kung Fu technique. The book is highly desired by a pair of selfish father and son who are willing to do anything, including killing the innocent, to obtain it. The young monk must now protect the book and his master at all costs as he engages in a deadly battle with the antagonists.

Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English / Chinese
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 9 Jul 2015
Genre: Action / Martial Arts
Running Time: 2 Hours 3 Minutes
Cast: Aaron Kwok, Lin Chi Ling, Vanness Wu, Jaycee Chan
Director: Kaige Chen
Format: 2D


Writer: Cinnamon Lion

Writer Ratings:

Watch this if you liked: “Farewell to my Concubine”

The Good, the Bad and the Deeper Meaning:

• Undoubtedly, the film has some pretty cool Kung Fu moves and action sequence much like any other martial arts film you can find, but sadly the plot is too weak and uninteresting.

• The relationships between the characters are not relatable and there's very little character development.

• The saving grace of the film is its spectacular and stylistic visuals and creative action sequence.

• The film has a few hints of homosexuality and adultery in a very odd and comedic way.

Cinema Online, 14 July 2015
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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