s (1995)
Tough Beauty and the Sloppy Slop


Reviewed by: leepifer
Date: 04/20/2005
Summary: A good old pure HK flick.

I just discover this one and it is a good surprise!
Altough the story is not very exciting,the rythm' is fast as you don't have anytime to think.
So here are the actions scenes and they are very well made,as you can expect in an action flick from HK!You can apreciate Biao,Wah,Chow and of course Ms Khan in great perfomances,very fast and tough!
The duet between Cynthia Khan and Yuen Biao recalls,of course,Yeoh and Chan in "Supercop" and their alchemy is enough efficient to give an interest to the plot.
Far to be a great film,but top martials artists for the show,simple story but never annoying,you'll have a good time with a typical movie that only HK can make.
6/10


Reviewed by: danton
Date: 01/05/2003

This B-movie shot in the Philippines plays like a throwback to the kind of cheap action films that studios like D&B Films churned out in the late Eighties. Starring Cynthia Khan and Yuen Biao, as well as Waise Lee as the villain (along with Billy Chow and Yuen Wah), it depicts the story of Khan and Yuen going undercover to infiltrate a money-forging, drug-smuggling crime syndicate. While doing so, they not surprisingly are given ample opportunity to put on a display of their Martial Arts skills. In fact, much of the story is really just filler material designed to bridge the time between the various shoot-outs and fisticuffs.

There's not much originality here, nor any great acting or story to speak of. Which is not necessarily a bad thing: the flick never tries to be more than a brisk, generic, action-filled time-waster, along with some banter between the two stars that is driven primarily by Cynthia's well-established prudishness. If you're in the mood for some mindless action fun, this movie certainly delivers, especially in the final explosive showdown with Billy Chow.

Not as good as the better known films in this genre, but I'd still give it a marginal recommendation.


Reviewed by: ksbutterbox
Date: 05/30/2002
Summary: Worth a Look..

Cynthia Khan & Yuen Biao are somewhat fun but the real treat is Yuen Wah & Billy Chow! They steal the action scenes in my opinion. Waise Lee.. ubiquitous as usual... does OK as well. One of those many predictable drug/war movies where all you need to do is wait and watch the fight sequences. They are good.


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 05/13/2002
Summary: Strange, but good.

Despite its ridiculous English name, this film is actually not bad. Probably because they tried to reform the good old golden age of 80’s HK action films. Unfortunately it has its flaws though. If you like Yuen Biao and Waise Lee, then this is a good reason to watch for a start, as they both play great parts.

Not bad, if you can track it down these days.

Rating: 3.5/5



Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 03/27/2002

Surely the most bizarre name for a movie anywhere - I can only assume that it was a dare for the translator or something. The movie is a pretty generic cops & drug dealers type film, with Cynthia Khan & Yuen Biao going undercover together to penetrate a drugs cartel in the Philippines, posing as husband & wife kung fu criminals.

The plot is basically the same as Police Story III, and decent enough but very generic. The action scenes are pretty well done, with Cynthia & Biao both kicking some ass - especially when they have to team up to take on Billy Chow in the final showdown. Not sure who the actor is that played Biao's police contact, but he put in some good fighting and acting.

Basically it's a cheapo actioner in the late 80's Hong Kong style, of note mainly as one of the last features from two of the genre's most popular stars.


Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 07/03/2000
Summary: Entertaining cheapo!!

I was delightfully suprised that this movie was SO GOOD!! The action is great and there are funny bits in it!! Though low budget and you can see it when you see it, i found this entertaing!!

7.25/10

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

Very much a throwback to those cheapo productions filmed in the Phillipines that used to pop up left and right. And like those, the few decent action scenes do not make up for the lame plot and stiff acting. It is nice to see some familiar faces, though.


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

Immensely entertaining cheapo action thriller with personal fave Cynthia Khan as a mainlander police captain who goes undercover to destroy a Chinese-Phillipines-Hong Kong drug and counterfeiting racket. (Long sentence: you can breathe now.) Jaunty HK cop Yuen Biao is assigned her partner, and once they penetrate the gang, it's nothing but guns, fist-fights, chases, and explosions. Full of irresistible B-movie details (a hound rotating in a Phillipines restaurant's rotisserie window, a police van with a taped-on POLICE label, an affluent drug lord being chauffered in a shiny Toyota Corolla, catfights in a women's prison, a muscular U.S. commando who crushes human heads in his bare hands). The film's tastefully obscure title is just a bonus.

(3/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

A standard, low budget retro-eighties action film that's basicallya knock-off of POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP. That said, it's also good, dumb fun. Yuen Biao stars as an HK policeman who works undercover in the Philippines to stop the flow of counterfeit money and drugs between HK, the Philippines, and Mainland China. Cynthia Khan plays a Mainland cop who joins him undercover in the Philippines. She befriends the wife of big brother (Waise Lee) in order to bring him down. Yuen Biao and Cynthia Khan take an instant dislike to each other and spend the majority of the film kicking each other's butts, to great comedic effect. Lots of great kung fu, plus humor and an enthusiatic, believable cast keep this movie from being mediocre.

[Reviewed by Lori Saltis]