Flirting Scholar (1993)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2012-06-11
Summary: fast-paced hilarity.
Hong Kong funnyman Stephen Chow stars as a scholar enamored with a servant girl, played by Gong Li, in this kung fu comedy that includes a blend of song-and-dance numbers, physical slapstick, martial arts battles and comic book surrealism. Swooning over the beautiful, sweet maiden, the scholar poses as a houseboy to get close to the object of his affection.

The film, directed by longtime Chow associate Lee Lik-Chi and co-written by Lee and comedy writer/director Vincent Kok, is fast-paced hilarity that really flows through the Cantonese jargon. If you are new to Hong Kong cinema, this may be a difficult watch. Seasoned viewers will likely love this movie especially if you are down with Chow's comedy styling. To me, this film is most important because it features, in a prominent supporting role, the lovely and talented comedy actress Kingdom Yuen who steals every scene in which she appears.
Reviewer Score: 7