Too Many Ways To Be No. 1 (1997)
Reviewed by: MrBooth on 2001-05-31
Summary: Strange and amusing
TOO MANY WAYS TO BE NO. 1 - Definitely one of the strangest Hong Kong films I've seen. Quite different too. Francis Ng and Lau Ching Wan are the main characters of note in a gang that decide to take on a job in Mainland China to seek fame and fortune. But then they don't. I haven't seen Run Lola Run so I didn't get the signifance of comparisons to it... basically the film finishes in the middle and then starts again, but a different decision early on leads to wholly different events in the end.

There's a lot of comedy in the film, some of it rather brutal. The action scenes are amusing, probably much more like a real fight. People falling over each other in heaps and hitting each other with whatever is nearest. The camerawork throughout is straaange! Some really odd techniques.

Overall it was a very fresh and enjoyable experience. The DVD is lousy, sadly.
Reviewer Score: 9

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