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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Stephen Chow
Yuen Qiu
Yuen Wah
Chiu Chi Ling
Dong Zhi Hua
Leung Siu Ling
Directors
Stephen Chow
Screenwriters
Stephen Chow
Chan Man Keung
Lola Huo
Running Time
99 minutes

Kung Fu Hustle
A giant kick in the nuts for Hollywood.


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Kung Fu Hustle

Plot
China, the 1940s. Blundering into rickety ghetto Pig Sty Ally, smalltime bandit Sing (Chow) attempts to blackmail the locals by posing as a member of the feared Axe Gang. When the villagers click and the Axe Gang pitch up, Sing is caught in-between a raging turf battle that reveals some unexpected martial artistry from the locals...


Verdict
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Roadrunner? Whatever: invigorating, bombastic, out-there and very funny, Kung Fu Hustle pummels The Matrix trilogy into a puddle.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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