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Kung Fu Hustle

A movie directed by Stephen Chow

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  • Aug 23, 2010
Although it was fantastic when I originally saw this at the cinema, having seen it again on TV quite recently I found it to be significantly less effective. I'm afraid to say that I don't think this movie will stand the test of time....but rather an 'of it's time' suggestion in years to come.
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review by . December 11, 2006
Being a chow fan myself, I must say this is by far the best work he's done. I was absolutely captivated and immediately at home in this very foreign place. This film is so strangely retro and yet tangible. Stephen Chow's name has been around the Chinese cinema for more than twenty years. His special style of dry humor is not only known but also recognized by Chinese viewers as his trademark and uniqueness. It's only until recently with the release of Shaolin soccer did people around the world started …
review by . August 23, 2006
How do you describe a film with the slapstick of the stooges, the moves of a Bruce Lee? Frankly you don't, you just watch it and enjoy.    The plot of this picture takes quite a few twists and turns, you never really know where it is going until the very end.     The writing is simply awesome, and Chow is at the top of his game but it is Qiu Yuen far removed from her days as a kung-fu teenager in the Man with the Golden Gun who makes this film.    The …
review by . January 25, 2006
Kung Fu Hustle is supposed to be a comedy but it's so much more than that. The story begins with a rather serious scene when the entire Crocodile gang is taken out by the dancing, powerful, and notorious Axe Gang. After getting to know their power you are then introduced to the stupidity of Sing and his sidekick.     The two want to be members of the Axe Gang but they can't fight and they are too wimpy to pull off any crimes. Sing tries to fool a barber in Pig Sty alley, which …
review by . January 20, 2006
KUNG FU HUSTLE is clearly one of the silliest, funny, genuinely well-produced comedies to come around for a long time. It is so very refreshing to lose yourself in this farce knowing that the entire purpose of the film is to entertain. But as in all good comedy there is also a message.    Talented director/writer (with Tsang Kan Cheong)/star Stephen Chow has the whole concept of Kung Fu as entertainment down pat. With the brilliant choreography of Yuen Wo Ping as partner, Chow …
review by . September 08, 2005
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This movie has a good balance of action and humor wrapped inside of it. If you're expecting a serious kung fu flick like Hero or Crouching tiger, this isn't it. But that isn't to say that the action scenes in this movie are not up to parr with the others. The fight scenes are surprising and well choreographed.       If you are a fan of the director Steven Chow and his movies like "God of Cookery" and "Shaolin Soccer", you will definately enjoy this movie. If you are a Jackie …
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The director Stephen Chow (he also wrote, produced, and stars) assembled this fantastic martial-arts film as cleverly as Tex Avery approached animation. Characters run down the road at superspeed, take flowerpots to the head without a whimper, and fly through the air deliriously. The plot, about a group of over-the-hill, tenement-living kung-fu masters with superpowers who fight a group of axe-wielding gangsters, is anarchic; the cast of Hong Kong actors is comic perfection, especially Yuen Qiu (who plays a hair-curlered, cigarette-smoking landlady). And there's a vibrant, back-lot-moviemaking feel to the film that never feels labored. The computer-enhanced stunt work is astonishing, but it's Chow's ability to find the humor in his flights of fancy that's truly distinctive. In Cantonese and Mandarin.-Bruce Diones
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Director: Stephen Chow
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: September 14, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
Runtime: 95 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
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