最佳拍檔女皇密令
Aces Go Places - Our Man from Bond Street (1984)


Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 11/04/2006
Summary: A step up in class

The 2nd sequel to the 1982 action comedy Aces Go Places takes a step up in class as Tsui Hark takes the director's chair. This clever spoof of the James Bond films features a fake Queen of England and an evil James Bond look-a-like with villains Odd Job [a look-a-like] and the real Jaws, played by Richard Kiel, throw in for laughs. Scenario moves some of the action to Paris, but still follows the formula of the first 2 films. The special effects take a step up in class but are still quite hokey. This one didn't annoy me as much as the first sequel.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 09/02/2006

The third installment in the popular action/comedy series has jewel thief King Kong (Sam Hui) being recruited by James Bond (played by Sean Connery's brother, Neil, in one of the many odd casting choices present here) to steal the Queen's crown jewels. The trouble is that they're being guarded by his his best friend, Baldy (Karl Maka) in one of the most sophisticated vaults in the world. Well, and that it really doesn't make sense that the Queen would have someone steal back her jewels, rather than just asking for them back from the police.

But then, like many HK films of the time, Aces Go Places 3 really isn't a movie for nit-pickers. Also, the comedy will probably come off as hokey and dated to the younger set, and the special effects are pretty cheesy -- even by mid-1980's standards. Overall, though, it moves at a good enough clip so the viewer can't dwell to much on the shortcomings, and there is a certain amount of fun in seeing the western actors, especially a poorly-dubbed Peter Graves, who seems more concerned with getting a beer than actually helping anyone out.

[review from www.hkfilm.net]

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 03/08/2006
Summary: the best so far...

well, eric tsang hands the directorial duties over to tsui hark and he produces the the best film of the series so far. this time, king kong is on holiday in paris when people start trying to kill him; a beautiful assassin, an oddjob look-a-like and richard 'jaws from the bond films' kiel!!! king kong escapes by diving into the seine, where he is promptly swallowed by a submarine, fashioned like a shark. once on board the submarine, king kong is introduced to a connery-esque bond-a-like (as well as a queen-a-like) and is pursuaded to go back to hong kong and steal jewels that belong in the queen's crown, from under the nose of baldy and nancy...

this film has all the slapstick and humour from the two prior films, along with a more linear narrative, bigger and better special effects, gadgets and the like.

great stuff!


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 03/07/2002
Summary: Not too bad

A big improvement to the 2nd part, probably a big help was having Eric Tsang replaced with Tsui Hak in the directors chair. Still, it's hard to enjoy it knowing how bad the previous 2 were.

More interesting action scenes, and actually a lot more 'funny' jokes. Still, overall it doesn't come close to other films made in the early 80's like this.

Rating: [2.5/5]

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: leh
Date: 12/09/1999

A James Bond parody with some nice European locations (likethe Eiffel Tower). OK comedy/action, one of the better "Aces" films. It doesn't look very much like a Tsui Hark film though.


Reviewed by: hokazak
Date: 12/09/1999

Tsui Hark directs this spoof of the Mission Impossible and James Bond series - featuring old cast members from those series like Peter Graves, Richard Kiel and Harold Sakata! HK spies are asked to recover the stolen crown jewels of England.


Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

The dizzy plot twirls around a plot to steal the British crown jewels. We're treated to pastiches of Goldfinger, Thunderball, Jaws, Road Warrior, and Mission Impossible, with stars like Peter Graves and Richard "Jaws" Kiel (both speaking Cantonese), and actors who look like Oddjob, Queen Elizabeth, and James Bond. I loved the hi-tech bank heist at the beginning, but the chase scenes (in cars, scooters, mini-planes, helicopters, submarines) just don't have the snap and crackle of the incomparable Aces 2. (Asian Trash Video notes that "the chase up the Eiffel Tower [actually] predates A Room for a Kill -- by two years".)

(2/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 5