The Enigmatic Case (1980)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2003-07-07
What do you know, Johnnie To's directoral debute is a dedicated martial arts film - just like John Woo's directoral debute. Compared to Woo's Last Hurrah to Chivalry, this one has less action, equal values (i.e. honor and loyalty), more mystery, and both have Damien Lau. Personally, I prefer this one over Last Hurrah, if only for its faster swordplay and of course, Cherie Chung in her star-making role.

[7/10]


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UPDATE: I had a terrible bias against LAST HURRAH FOR CHIVALRY at the time of this initial review. The truth is this movie is definitely not as good as Last Hurrah.