Kung Fu Hustle (DVD)

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Kung Fu Hustle (DVD)

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Stephen Chow's follow-up to SHAOLIN SOCCER ups the over-the-top action quotient by about three zillion percent. The story is set in 1930s Hong Kong, w...

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Super

ProJaw-dropping special effects, lots of humour

ConsBit light on plot, arguably very silly in parts

It is 1930s Hong Kong. When street criminal wannabe Sing and his fat best friend find themselves on their uppers, they decide to try their luck in one of the city's many run down blocks. In Pig Sty Alley they happen upon a barber, where they try to blag free hair cuts by pretending to be members...

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Super

ProFunny, action packed, great use of CGI.

ConsNot as good as Shaolin soccer!!

Stephen Chow, the man behind Shaolin Soccer and God of Cookery amongst others, returned to British cinema screens earlier this year, or made his first appearance considering the lack of screens Shaolin soccer was showed on, with his latest comedy martial arts extravaganza. Kung Fu Hustle is set...

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Super

ProAmazing visuals and action scenes, funny moments

ConsVery very silly

Stephen Chow isn’t a name I’d come across before, but after this film, expect to be seeing a lot more of him in years to come. As a comedy actor, he’s been amusing Hong Kong audiences for years, but it’s his last two films, Shaolin Soccer, and this, Kung Fu Hustle, which have earned him worldwide...

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Excellent

“High-kicking kung-fu comedy”

published 17/03/2007

ProLaugh-a-minute storyline with fairly decent acting

ConsA little slow in places, special features are same...

Where can you find a film that is a parody of a parody, features close-quarters-combat fight scenes to rival The Matrix, and has the funniest zero to hero character to grace an oriental movie? I'll give you a hint: I'm reviewing it now. From the first moment I saw Kung Fu Hustle advertised I said...

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Excellent

“Born to Hustle”

published 29/03/2006

ProFast paced kung fu fighting action comedy

Consworks better in orginal language with subtitles

Set In 1930's China, The Axe Gang are taking over the streets. They seem to be unstoppable until they try to defend a fellow 'member', Stephen Chow's character of Sing, who with his best friend tried to blag himself a free haircut and then tried to blackmail the barber, of the Axe gang against...

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Excellent

Profunny, great plot, inventive

Conscan't think of any!

This is one on the best martial arts comedy films i have ever sceen, forget Jackie chan and his slapstick films they do not compare to this film, I was persuaded by my partner a keen lover of martial arts film to watch this and tryed to get out of it but he won and i watched it! and i didnt...

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Stephen Chow's follow-up to SHAOLIN SOCCER ups the over-the-top action quotient by about three zillion percent. The story is set in 1930s Hong Kong, with Chow as a shaggy-haired, would-be bad guy named Sing, who gets caught up in the middle of a war between the top-hat-wearing Axe gang and the hard scrabble inhabitants of Pig Sty Alley. Chow who wrote, produced, and directed doesn't step in as the star here for quite a while, letting the comic duties fly in a myriad of directions: a landlady in curlers (Yuen Qiu) has a yell that can flatten buildings; people get kicked across courtyards and through walls; musician assassins whip ghost sabres from lyre strings, and a mental patient in pink flip-flops named 'the Beast' (Leung Siu Lung) catches bullets in his fingers. Buoyed by SOCCER's box office success, HUSTLE uses bigger production values and a dizzying amount of CGI-enhanced martial arts (imagine Bruce Lee vs. Bugs Bunny in THE MATRIX). It's full of references to other films and filmmakers, revering spaghetti westerns and '70s Shaw brothers movies a la Tarantino's KILL BILL (fight choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping worked on both films). It also pays sly homage to the works of Wong Kar Wai, D.W. Griffith, Sam Raimi, Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Kubrick, and Akira Kurosawa. Raymond Wong's inspired score matches each cinematic reference with the appropriate cue as the camera circles and swoops around the sprawling sets. This is a real treat, more than a great action film or comedy, it's a great film period, and one that set box office records in the East.

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