Circus Kids (1994)
Reviewed by: hokazak on 1999-12-09
Set during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, this is the storyof a circus troupe's attempt to get their lives back together after their circus tent is bombed / burned to the ground. Driven out of their home province, they travel back to their patriarch's (Wu Ma's) home region. Unfortunately, while trying to find jobs as hired hands in their new home town, they run afoul of local politics / crime. The stern local constable (Donnie Yen) is himself a righteous man, but he unwittingly serves the cause of the bad guys who have bought out his boss, the police chief. Donnie Yen, however, falls in love with Wu Ma's daughter and while helping her out, begins to realize who the real bad guys are. Lots of circus-y stunts and pretty good kung fu - like you'd expect from a Yuen Biao movie. Features the multi-kicking main bad guy from Jackie Chan's "Drunken Master 2" in a similar role... The finale multiple / simultaneous fights scenes are the action highlight of the movie.