Knockabout (1979)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-04-01
An absolute kung fu classic with all the right cast. This has been mentioned before and I will repeat it again: the beginning is really stupid. But don't let that get to you, because the latter part of the film has awesome showcases of authentic old school kung fu. I have finally seen a film in which Yuen Biao really shows his skills. The monkey style is difficult to choreograph, but Sammo Hung did it perfectly. Another point of interest is Leung Kar Yan's great performance. His role was extremely funny, and I was saddened when he died. Still, this movie is very heavy on the comic side. Of course since this IS an old school movie, the plot is rather thin (though not bad compared to others), it has to be about revenge, there has to be a villain, and he must die at the end.