The Chinese Feast (1995)
Reviewed by: MrBooth on 2001-10-21
Summary: Weak first half hour, but settles down into a great movie
THE CHINESE FEAST: Tsui Hark comedy about cooking. The first half hour was very confusing and random (teeny tiny subtitles didn't help), but it all basically served to get Leslie Cheung working in a restaurant where the owner is challenged to a competition to make the grand "Han Feast", an 18 course banquet made of ultra-rare ingredients that only a few chefs in the world are capable of. The movie has a *lot* in common with GOD OF COOKERY (which came later), and is just as good a movie (after the first half hour). Tsui Hark directs a good comedy piece, with very stylish cooking sequences and good performances from the cast. Needs a better DVD release some day!

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