Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Summary: I agree with Mr Booth
The wire fu is very poorly done, and you will see it for yourself
One of my favorite actors Lo Lieh plays a good guy for once, and its a shame he didn't play more good guys later in his career. I guess he is in playing both the good and bad guy but unfortunately lead to being a baddie!!
The action here is ok apart from the wireful. The plot twists are expected but what really bothered me is the ending. I won't give it away but MAN it;s BLOODY
Nothing special with this movie but worth a look
Reviewed by: MrBooth
**1/2 THE RESCUE - Much the same cast and crew that made HEROES OF SUNG, which I enjoyed a lot, but for some reason THE RESCUE didn't do much for me. I'm not quite sure why - the story is ok, it has Shih Szu and Lo Lieh and even more outrageously bloody fight scenes (they must have used enough red paint to cover every post box in England)... there's some ambitious but poorly executed wirework, and some of the acting is awful (Shih Szu is great at the silent and deadly type, but is embarrassing when she tries to express emotion here). I guess for 1971 it wasn't a bad effort - maybe I just wasn't in quite the right mood for it tonight.
Reviewer Score: 5