Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978)
Reviewed by: Gaijin84 on 2006-03-05
Summary: Disappointing...
As with most early Jackie Chan movies, the focus of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu is not on dialogue and story, but on exciting fight scenes. Unfortunately, this movie falls way short in both categories. The writing, although probably not very good even in it's original language is made even worse with poor dubbing. The fight scenes are short and not very inspiring, and look poorly choreographed. This is particularly disappointing considering that Drunken Master, one of Chan's best early movies was made just a year before. However, Jackie had Yuen Woo-ping behind the camera for Drunken Master, which lent to its great fight scenes. All in all, Half a Loaf of Kung Fu is a rather poor movie, and should be avoided except for hardcore Chan fans.
Reviewer Score: 2