Watch: Kung Fu Elliot 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – Elliot “White Lightning” Scott plans on becoming Canada’s first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast-all trying to realize their dreams. With everyone’s hopes and dreams pinned on Elliot, this comedic-drama unfolds into a shocking and complex examination of how we lie to ourselves..
Plot: The bizarre story of Elliot “White Lightning” Scott, who plans on becoming Canada’s first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda Lum, and their cast and crew of outrageous dreamers – all striving to achieve success.
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|6.5/10 Votes: 344
|87% | RottenTomatoes
|63/100 | MetaCritic
|N/A Votes: 13 Popularity: 1.536 | TMDB
Charming Characters, Searing Satire- With a PUNCH
It’s hard to write about Kung Fu Elliot because its best to watch with zero expectations and as little information as possible. At least, that’s how I feel as I attended a screening at Hot Docs in Toronto solely based on bumping into the sweet and friendly filmmakers at an Industry function and wanting to support their screening as a thank you for extending themselves to me in an otherwise awkward social situation. As an indie filmmaker myself, I soon found myself laughing out loud at the outrageous claims of the main doc subject, DYI filmmaker and self-proclaimed marital arts expert Elliot Scott. However, I was not laughing entirely AT the self-diluted doc subjects low in talent while high in ambition as I was also identifying in a half-cringing fashion as my own cinematic attempts share some significant territory with this motley crew of dreamers in Halifax. If you love satire, off-the-wall documentary subjects and are up for sharing a wacky 2 year journey with the filmmakers Jaret and Matt you will be well rewarded by this film. I have to leave it there– NO SPOILER ALERT. This is no wonder this Canadian Doc is being compared to sleeper hit Catfish.
Is It Real? Does It Matter?
Is it real? That’s the one question I had after watching this documentary. After some professional-grade thinking, I still don’t know. And to tell the truth, it really doesn’t matter. If everything was real, then this was an interesting true story. If it was a sly mockumentary, then it was still a fun movie. Don’t beat yourself up trying to solve a riddle that may not have an answer.
Per the current reviews here so far, I have posted the first review by a person outside of a film festival. If nothing else, this would look good on a resume. I should also clarify I’m not literally outside a film festival, or even in close proximity to one. I’m actually at home as I type this, having watched the movie on a certain streaming movie service named after a major South American jungle.
The movie was quite intriguing. It’s the story of a man making VERY low budget films. Throw in a little domestic drama and a somewhat surreal supporting cast, and you’ve got a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half.
Without giving anything away, the last part of this movie did seem to fall apart. Still, the movie kept my interest the whole time. And was it all scripted? I can’t really tell, and don’t really want to know. Okay, fine, maybe I do. But until then, it was still quite the enjoyable ride.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (re-cut)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Director Matthew Bauckman, Jaret Belliveau
Writer Matthew Bauckman, Jaret Belliveau
Actors Elliot Scott
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
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Printed Film Format N/A