To Hell with the Devil (1982)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2000-01-14
Summary: Awful
Starts very well, and the first two scenes are a hoot. Paul Chun and Stanley Fung's journeys to heaven and hell are highly entertaining. But the film collapses in a heap when Ricky Hui comes on the scene, and never really recovers.
Ricky's one good scene is where he impersonates a middle-aged woman actress in order to try to kill his enemy Rocky. His many efforts fail, and are a scream. This scene looks like a steal from Tootsie.
It's hard to work out what went wrong. There's plenty of talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Judging by the special effects, this is a big budget production. It probably comes down to the casting of Ricky Hui in a lead role. He tries hard for pathos, but simply ends up being pathetic.
A big disappointment.
Reviewer Score: 2