The Magnificent Scoundrels (1991)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2000-01-06
Summary: More gross ... or more funny ?
Stephen Chow and Co certainly plumb the depths of low comedy. For instance, Amy Yip's character arrives drunk, kisses Chow, pauses for breath, then vomits right into his mouth.
The wild plot is pretty much a take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (as indicated by the title), with two groups of tricksters who "live on brain" trying to fool each other, then uniting against their common foe, the loan shark.
Everyone plays it flat out and open-mouthed, none more so than Yuen Wah as the shark's thug. Overall : extremely stupid, sometimes funny.
Reviewer Score: 4