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財叔之橫掃千軍 (1991)
The Raid

Reviewed by: Eddie Coyle
Date: 11/03/2002

It's the 1930's. China is in a state of turmoil. The Japanese are gassing the hell out of everybody and it's up to a rag tag band of misfits to stop the madness. See Jackie Cheung act like a goof...again. See Tony Leung act superior...again. Filmed in, or rather, attempted to be filmed in, the old time Saturday matinee style ( "calling Dr. Jones!")There are way too many lulls between lackluster action set peices.
Give it credit for some genuinely funny moments. I'm not a fan of ratings. If the story line interests you, by all means check it out. I'm just one fan.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

Tsui Hark produced this comic book styled film directed by Ching Siu Tung. Based on the popular Uncle Choy picture books of the 1930s this rambunctious adventure saga is set in the Japanese-occupied Manchuria of that time.

[Reviewed by Tai Seng Catalog]

Reviewed by: leh
Date: 12/09/1999

Fun adventure movie, lots of thrills.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

The time is the 1930's. China is in a state of turmoil andflurry. The dethroned Emperor Pu-Yi establishes the Puppet State of Manchukuo in Manchuria and is cooperating with the Japanese in the testing of poisonous gas. The revolutionary army headed by Lieutenant Mong is designated to crush this vicious plot. During his mission, Mong comes across witty and valiant veteran Uncle Choy and his friends, who volunteer to help. Mong believes that Uncle Choy is too old to join them. How can Uncle Choy prove himself? And can they succeed in their mission?

[Reviewed by Rim Films Catalog]

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

In this Saturday afternoon matinee el supremo, old Uncle Choy and two kids try to save Manchuria from a plot to topple the government. Sure, it's a comic book held together with scotch tape and safety pins, but it's also a no-holds-barred pastiche of war movie cliches can't help but leave you smiling.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 7