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Legendary Couple (1995)


Reviewed by: bkasten
Date: 01/06/2011



Reviewed by: Chungking_Cash
Date: 02/25/2007

Simon Yam and Chingmy Yau star in this off color bargain bin reincarnation of Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" (1994). In one sequence Yam looses control of his bowels in another with the aide of Yau they hold up a nursery to learn how to properly apply a diaper. If you were appalled by Stone's titillating commentary on media sensationalism you'll surely be nauseated by Peter Ngor's "Legendary Couple."

Reviewer Score: 1

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 02/09/2002

Simon Yam plays an accountant whose life is going down the drain. He has some bad curry one night and gets a bad case of the runs (actually, the subtitles say "I had some dirty food so now I must do sh*tting all day"). While making a delivery to the bank for his boss, nature calls and he goes to the toilet. When he is taking care of business, his boss' money is robbed, and Simon becomes the prime supspect. While Simon is being interrogated, his wife goes into premature labor and dies while giving birth to his son. To add on to his misery, Simon's boss fires him and refuses to give out his severance package. Looking for justice, Simon tries to kill his boss, but the murder attempt goes awry and he ends up kidnapping the boss' spoiled daughter (Chingmy Yau) instead. While in captivity, Chingmy realizes what a jerk her father is and she and Simon decide to team up to help the poor Robin Hood-style.

Simon and Chingmy's most famous pairing was, of course, in Naked Killer. While Legendary Couple doesn't capture the sizzle of that Cat III classic, it is nonetheless a fairly entertaining action/comedy film, mostly because Simon and Chingmy's chemistry is so good together. Seperately, they really don't do much -- Chingmy comes off as annoying (even though she looks great running around in hot pants) and Simon just seems as if he's trying too hard. But when they are together, they seem to be having a good time with each other, and that feeling rubs off on the viewer.

Things aren't all rosy here, though. Frankly, I didn't really enjoy too much of the comedy in this movie -- it was much too broad for my taste -- but since I ended up liking the characters, it was hard to dismiss Legendary Couple as a whole. Suprisingly, in a film with scatalogical jokes and T&A shots, there is a good amount of genuine emotion generated during the finale, which starts off as a John Woo ripoff/parody, but may turn into a tear-jerker for some viewers.


Reviewed by: MilesC
Date: 03/18/2000
Summary: Socially irresponsible

Let's overlook the poor pacing, ultra-hammy acting, (even- no, especially- by the usually dependable Simon Yam.)and generally cheap look for a second. Basically, the message of this movie is that if you're pushed into a life of crime, why not live it up and kill dozens of cops? I've liked plenty of movies with about heroic gangsters, but a movie in which the good guys unthinkingly kill cops for kicks is going too far. Anyway, it's not like the movie isn't plenty bad otherwise. It's not too dull, but nothing to seek out.


Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

Being a huge fan of Simon Yam I hate to say this, but this movie is appallingly bad. Terrible script, bad dialogue, overdone action, and breaks new barriers in terms of mindless killings. We're supposed to feel sympathy for a couple who robs from the rich and gives to the poor, but they seem to enjoy killing a multitude of policemen who are just doing their job. Don't even bother renting this disaster.


Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

In this HK permutation of "Natural Born Killers," Chingmy Yau andSimon Yam play a fun loving pair of Robin Hoods who think nothing of holding up a daycare center in order to learn diaper technique or pumping a bullet into someone's leg to extract a confession. In spite of a few fresh laughs and a panoramic display of Suk-Ching leg, ludicrous mood swings and the unsucessful juxtaposition of violence and humor, sentiment and vengeance keep breaking any connection you might develop to the characters or story. And, another really appalling performance by a gweilo "actor" as the paramilitary cop/ heavy, an HK version of "the Man." Where do they get these guys?

[Reviewed by Cynthia Rhae Woodard Perry]