Amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, a petty crook is deperate to join a notorious underworld gang that rule over the city. He attempts to extort a neighbour in a bid to display his ruthlesness. But the neighbours are not what they seem…
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This is one hell of a ride. Just absolutely insane shit going on here, and an incredibly impressive one man show from Mr. Chow who seemed to do everything on this movie. Loved the action, the humor was hysterically funny and the cartoon logic was wonderful. It's always impressive when movies don't have a single dull second, and let me tell you every moment of this wonderful movie is beyond entertaining. Loved it!
Stephen Chow is one of the only filmmakers I know of to creatively use CGI. I'm not opposed to computer effects but I do feel like its taken for granted and that's what keeps it from having any real weight. With Chow its essential to his aesthetic which is something like a unique combination between Kung Fu, Chuck Jones and Hollywood musicals. A must see for fans of the genre.
THIS FILM WAS SO DUMB & SO BADASS at the same time. This is one of the darkest comedies i've ever seen. 4.5 stars. I can't believe I rated it so high but this is different from those pointless comedies you usually see, it's a piece of badass martial art + comedy + brilliant acting/directing.
This is a martial arts film with a twist. I wasn't sure at first, but after a couple of watches i really think it holds its own. It has a story to it, that produces comedy with martial arts and i felt this allowed it to be extravagant without being over the top.
Bonkers, childish, indulgent, cartoonish, violent, funny, ridiculous and irreverent yet it is also a touching tribute to the spirit of the genre with a very big heart. An uncompromising piece of high-energy film-making filled with technical brilliance.
I had to turn it off. I was expecting to really enjoy it but I found it just excruciating to watch. An unbearable annoying nagging feeling inside me which built up until the only thing to do was just stop watching. Oh well.
Quite successful at being a parody, covers most clichés of Kung Fu films as well as some of the Chinese film classics. Lacks the charm of proper old school Kung Fu films and probably does well not having a training parody.
Kung Fu Hustle is like Jackie Chan on crack! :) Honestly, I didn't think this would work, but I was wrong! It combines martial arts action, some Jackie Chan goofiness and strong cartoon feel. Sounds crazy? Yes! Because it is crazy! Nice visuals, great action and humour, interesting characters.