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智勇三寶 (1985)
Mr. Boo Meets Pom Pom

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 06/19/2006
Summary: not as good as the title suggests...

richard ng and john shum reprise their rols as ah-chou and beethoven, for the third film in this series. michael hui (mr boo) joins them as an investigator who's wife is leaving him for a womanising sleazebag, with a few dodgy underworld connections. beethoven decides that they should help mr boo, ah-chou is not so convinced...

yep, it's pretty lame, but then it reaches the point where the lameness becomes the fun and i ended up quite enjoying it. still, it's the weakest of the three, probably due to the all too brief appearence of deannie yip, whose role contributed a lot to the first two films, but mainly due to it's all round silliness.

recommended only to fans of the series, even though it's not the best of the films.

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 09/18/2003
Summary: Disappointing

Like many viewers, I've never really been a big fan of John Shum's "antics". I personally find the frizzy-haired oaf to be one of the unfunniest comedians to ever darken a screen in Hong Kong cinema. So I went into Mr. Boo Meets Pom Pom with pretty low expectations -- and unfortunately, it didn't really exceed them at all.

The film has Michael Hui reprising his popular "Mr. Boo" character, and this time he's teaming up with "Pom Pom" (the duo of Shum and Richard Ng -- I have no idea what the name means, either). The flimsy plot deals with Mr. Boo having some martial troubles because of an evil Japanese guy, so the trio head to Japan to settle the score. So, yeah, the story isn't that exciting, and the jokes aren't that great, either.

Michael Hui is capable of so much better than this, and it seems to show. He really looks bored throughout the picture, and that feeling translates to the viewer. Mr. Boo Meets Pom Pom isn't the worst Hong Kong comedy I've seen (and I will admit that I might have not gotten all of the jokes), but it generated so few chuckles -- much less belly laughs -- that I can only give this a mild recommendation.

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/12/2002
Summary: HUI is annoying

One of the 'Golden Hui Brothers' Michael, teams up with Richard Ng and John Shum. The 3rd out of 4 of the Pom Pom movies, but this one was not very good at all. The first 2 are classics, and the 4th one after this was not too bad, but stay away from this one.

Rating: 2/5
(This rating is based on the year & genre, so don't think it's based as a comparison on new releases etc.)

Reviewed by: Cissi
Date: 06/26/2001
Summary: 5/10-Quite simply, boring

This looks like a promising movie on the surface: Richard Ng and John Sham working with Michael Hui, with Wu Ma as director. So how did it go?

Not good.

For starters, the style between Hui and Ng and Sham are quite different. Hui is more subtle, while Ng and Sham rely more on physical comedy. And Wu Ma's lacklustre direction doesn't help either. While Hui's performance is top-notch, I found this film pretty boring, and it seemed to go on for far too long. Watch it if you are a Hui fan.

Reviewed by: runo_jp
Date: 06/12/2001
Summary: Mr Boo meets Pom Pom

As Michael Hui is one of the master of HK comedy, it is without surprise to see that he beats flat line every other actor in this movie. Richard Ng seems aware of it, and therefore let the show focused on Mr Boo.
The dinner scene at Richard Ng’s place is a scream : I had to rewind it and watch it again.

Reviewed by: Darryl
Date: 12/21/1999

Loveable Michael Hui rides around on his scooter as bumbling copsCurly (Sham) and Beethoven (Ng) interrupt bank robberies and save the day with their antics. The trio become friends and travel to Japan to uncover a diamond smuggler who Boo (Hui) feels might be on the make for his wife. A memorable moment has Boo taking on a Sumo in trademark Hui fashion. Highly recommended.

Reviewer Score: 9