Chow plays the Monk with No Name who back in 1943 inherited a sixty year responsibility for a sacred scroll which confers ultimate power on anyone who reads the whole thing aloud. Nazis invade the monastery under the command of Struker, Karel Roden, who fancies a bit of that ultimate power stuff for himself. The Monk escapes. Sixty years later he's looking for his successor in New York and the unlikely candidate is Kar, Sean William Scott, a thief and reluctant hero who's pretty adept at handling himself in touchy situations. Unfortunately a considerably aged Struker is on the Monk's trail, and then there's Bad Girl, Jaime King, who sometimes helps, sometimes hinders the efforts of Kar and the Monk. Chow Yun Fat has considerable presence in any film, but he's just a bit diminished in this rather formulaic action/buddy movie. Some of the action sequences literally take flight, but the dialogue is leaden. Sean William Scott proves a charismatic sidekick and Jaime King is an attractive inclusion. This is the first film directed by commercials and video clip whiz Paul Hunter and for what the film is he does an OK job. I think lovers of martial arts action movies with a bit of Eastern mysticism thrown in for good measure, will enjoy Bulletproof Monk, but for me the comic book origins of the story defy real engrossment.