The Butcher, The Chef and the Swordsman is made up of three stories. Desire concentrates on Chopper the Butcher (Liu Xiaoye), a low-class meat-merchant who falls head over heels in love with courtesan Madame Mei (Kitty Zhang, CJ7) after a random encounter. In Vengeance, a mute kitchen hand (Ando Masanobu, Sukiyaki Western Django) may be the only hope for a famous restaurant when the notorious Eunuch Liu, known for dispatching those who displease him, comes to pay a visit. Finally, in Greed we follow swordman Dugo Cheng (Ashton Xu) who seeks out master sword-maker Fat Tang (You Benchang) in the hopes of crafting a weapon that will make him unbeatable. —Thereelbits.com
If you can sit through all 92 minutes of this film without reaching for the fast-forward button, you are made of stronger cinematic stuff than me. This movie is being billed as a martial arts flick but it's really just a slapstick comedy, complete with exaggerated acting, grotesque characters, filler music, and very little in the way of humor. The longest commercial I've seen in my life.