Kung Fu Hustle (2004)


Movie Review

Directed by: Stephen Chow

Starring: Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Danny Chan, and Bruce Leung

Sing (Stephen Chow) and Bone (Chi Chung Lam) are two small time hustlers who are trying to gain notoriety and street credibility.  They visit a poor local tenement pretending to be skilled martial artists and members of the deadly Axe Gang.  One small problem - the duo actually cannot fight! During Sing and Bone’s failed attempt to hustle the tenants, real members of the Axe Gang arrive on the scene, and are soundly defeated by three kung fu masters hidden in the midst of the downtrodden residents.  What ensues is a battle between the Axe Gang overlord, his minions, and retired master warriors.  Sing is forced to choose between good and evil, and in the end, he must attempt to discover his own inner warrior.

Chow directs and stars in this fast-paced, smart action comedy.  It is a fitting follow up to his hit Shaolin Soccer.



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