Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2005-03-21
Summary: Best of 2004
At a time when HK films rarely deliver, Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" wraps up the year nicely with solid entertainment. What a fine accomplishment from HK's greatest asset! This polished film embodies the highest level of maturity that Chow has accumulated over the years as filmmaker. Gong Fu, along with Wong Kar Wai's "2046," are the best showcases of HK cinema in the year 2004.

There have been some criticism regarding the underdeveloped romance here. Yes, it's unusually short for Stephen Chow, and it's sweet and deeply moving (if you are sentimental like I am). Even the short romantic scenes are so well crafted that I have zero beef with this delightful film.