Flirting Scholar (1993)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2003-02-18
Everyone thinks Tang Buo Hu (Stephen Chow) is lucky for having 8 gorgeous wives. True, that has been the reputation, but these wives are the most obnoxious parasites you'll ever witness. Bored and discouraged, Tang seeks true love and finds Qiu Xiang (Gong Li) the perfect match. But who cares; there is a showdown between a deadly scholar and the Imperial Tutor's wife, and literally everyone gets involved.

The good news is that this movie features some of the best action in any Stephen Chow movie; the bad thing is that Leung Kar Yan does none. The humor is adequate, although it's not necessarily as funny as Royal Tramp or Fist of Fury 1991 part 2. Gong Li is gorgeous as usual.

If you are looking for a quality, fun Stephen Chow entertainer, this probably ain't it, but if your expectations are low, this might do it.