Drunken Master (1978)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-04-03
A below average old school kung fu comedy, which is not to say this movie isn't good--It's quite good actually--it's just that the bar for this kind of movie is quite high too.

With the exception of Magnificent Butcher, all old school kung fu comedies had really crappy beginnings, and this one has the best example yet: slow pacing, a lot of now-silly moments and Jackie Chan doing the worst action I've ever seen him doing. It does get better though, thankfully. It's always nice to see how he originally learned the Drunken techniques. Drunken Master 2, the sequel, is better than this original in every way, especially action-wise. The 2 movies have barely anything in common.

Reviewer Score: 7