Kung Fu Hustle

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78

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  • Summary: Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, small time thief, Sing (Chow), aspires to be one of the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang whose underworld activities overshadow the city. (Sony)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. 100
    Chow's savagely funny cinematic love letter places Hong Kong legends Yuen Wah, Leung Siu Lung and former Bond girl Yuen Qiu in well-cast pivotal parts, establishing Kung Fu Hustle not only as an endearing homage to a genre's history, but an astonishing piece of cinema in its own right.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    100
    Moviemaking doesn't get much smarter, funnier, handsomer, better than this.
  3. Brilliantly choreographed and shot, Kung Fu Hustle is often grisly, visually spectacular and unabashedly silly, sometimes all at once.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Crook
    80
    Kung Fu Hustle pummels "The Matrix" trilogy into a puddle.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    Hustle's approach to a simple good-vs.-evil plot is eccentrically exuberant.
  6. Vivid and madcap but fails to connect on any emotional level.
  7. 30
    For all its stylishness, verve and moments of visual poetry, the relentlessly punishing slapstick and overall cruel tone left me cold.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 82
  2. Negative: 4 out of 82
  1. AK7
    Jul 30, 2013
    10
    There aren't many good comedy movies, everybody knows that. Buy sometimes you find a gem, guess what this is a GEM. Kung Fu Hustle is such anThere aren't many good comedy movies, everybody knows that. Buy sometimes you find a gem, guess what this is a GEM. Kung Fu Hustle is such an unique comedy movie, you won't find this anywhere else. Form the beginning of the movie till the end of the movie I genuinely laughed my @ss off. A comedy with good acting, really funny scenes, a ridiculous plot and martial arts? That is a 10/10 ALL DAY LONG! Expand
  2. RodgerC.
    Aug 21, 2008
    10
    This is a fantasticly fanciful action comedy.
  3. JoAnnS.
    Aug 26, 2005
    10
    One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Very original!
  4. TomD.
    Dec 18, 2007
    10
    Great beauty. comedy, and action. What more could you want? Really pretty to watch on blu-ray. Movie has emotion to which is rare.
  5. AverageGuy
    Sep 18, 2005
    9
    Really funny movie, If you did not like it than you did not understand it.
  6. EricR.
    Sep 17, 2007
    9
    Hilarious absurdity and comedic timing. Like the Monty Python of Asian films.
  7. RyanM.
    Sep 6, 2005
    0
    Worst movie ever!! I was excited to finally see it after so much hype. I couldn't even get half way through it. Completely cliche and Worst movie ever!! I was excited to finally see it after so much hype. I couldn't even get half way through it. Completely cliche and over the top. The writing is also horrible. I'd feel differently if it was at least clever abd humorous. But I feel the director tried to use too many stylish scenes with redundant special effects. This movie made me ill. I couldn't believe it was this bad. The director needs to stop watching American cartoons. What's funny and absurd to him may have been funny back in the 40's or 50's. Audiences are smarter than this. Hopefully. Expand

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