One of the most stupid and dull HK "comedies" I've ever had the misfortune to sit through. When I saw it, it was advertised as being the number one film in HK at the time. I left the cinema thinking "Is this country entirely mad ?". It nearly put me off Leung Kar Fai for life.
Reviewer Score: 1
Which would have been dreadful, considering how many other and great films he's been in. Admittedly, I had at the time never heard of the Black Rose series, and did not know it was one of a seemingly never-ending series.
Still, with a story that jumps here to there for no reason, is only occasionally funny, where the supposedly "secret" identities of the two Black Roses is never in doubt, I think the only reason for this one being so popular must be inertia.