Nick Cheung plays a streetwise exorcist who becomes an overnight sensation when his extraordinary exorcisms are recorded and go viral on the internet. However, this attracts not only the ... See full summary »
The spoilt son of a millionaire finds the love of his life, but she will only accept him if he proves himself as a kung-fu master. He enters and wins the "Kung-Fu Scholar" tournament, ... See full summary »
Chinese Mainlander Lau Ching (Stephen Chow) comes to Hong Kong to find his cousin. There, he meets street smart wise-guy Smartie (Kenny Bee), who tries to help Ching get into a martial arts... See full summary »
Two cops--both best friends and partners--both become the subject of a beautiful news reporter's documentary. The two soon find themselves competing for screen time as well as the love of the reporter while after a murderous arms dealer.
Blackie Shou Liang Ko
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Lawrence Ah Mon,
Internationally proclaimed comic genius Stephen Chow must change the lives of radiant prostitute Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, filthy beggar Anthony Wong, and a killer in this heavenly comedy directed by masterful new wave filmmaker Johnnie To.
After spending many years watching HK action movies one can find a numbing form of familiarity to them, that said this wasn't the case with, Peoples Hero. A very involving, sublimely tense heist-gone-wrong thriller (admittedly that description no longer holds that much currency with the endless recycling of said formula) but this one's a Lulu. One thing I personally enjoyed was the inclusion of a tremulously inept teenage epileptic bank robber, a very effective device, as it provides for much bleak humour and and some rousing tension as he freezes up unable to defend himself against the genuinely sinister hood played by Ti Lung. A character who initially appears as if he is yet another generic kill 'em all gangster but is given a lot more depth by the above average script and a brilliant performance by the always watchable Ti Lung. If you are looking for gory heroic bloodshed this isn't the fella for you but if you fancy some stylish claustrophobic cops & robbers entertainment, this tightly directed piece will not disappoint. It is however a shameless retread of Dog Day Afternoon...but done with aplomb. 7/10. Check it out.
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