Peking Opera Blues (1986)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2001-09-17
Summary: A Brilliant Masterpiece
One of the most enjoyable and flawless movies I have ever seen (the story does have its flaws, however. Brigitte Lin seems to be able to just get up and leave whenever a crisis occurs and not be suspected at all by his father). Cherie Cheung, Brigitte Lin and Sally Yeh all shine through their outstanding performances, as does the rest of the cast. Adaquet & appropriate humor (which adds even more class to the film), perfect cast, good action, excellent music, realistic plot & a memorable story. In fact, the only complaint (or the only scene I did not get) I have is the scene where Brigitte and Cherie are arguing over the money and document. The whole movie has been presenting the ladies as soul sisters, and I was shocked to see that Cherie would try to destroy the document because she thought 10 "gold bars" (worth $10 million??) wasn't enough??? Other than that, this movie is a real good example of what are capable of Chin Siu Tung, Tsui Hark, and Brigitte Lin.