玫瑰玫瑰我愛你 (1993)
Rose Rose I Love You


Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 01/28/2007
Summary: Dreadful!

One of the most stupid and dull HK "comedies" I've ever had the misfortune to sit through. When I saw it, it was advertised as being the number one film in HK at the time. I left the cinema thinking "Is this country entirely mad ?". It nearly put me off Leung Kar Fai for life.

Which would have been dreadful, considering how many other and great films he's been in. Admittedly, I had at the time never heard of the Black Rose series, and did not know it was one of a seemingly never-ending series.

Still, with a story that jumps here to there for no reason, is only occasionally funny, where the supposedly "secret" identities of the two Black Roses is never in doubt, I think the only reason for this one being so popular must be inertia.

Reviewer Score: 1

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 07/01/2006
Summary: black rose or white rose???

micky (simon yam) has just escaped from prison and is heading straight for pearl (carina lau), his ex-girlfriend who is in unknowingly in possession of a valuable gem that he stole. keith (tony leung ka-fai) is a bumbling cop, who decides to move in next door to pearl, hoping to catch micky and recover the gem. in order to do this, he turfs her womanising amnesiac neighbour out of his flat, only to be landed with beauty (veronica yip), an ex-lover ofthe aforementioned neighbour. meanwhile, leung (kenny bee), keith's overly competetive partner, decides to pose as an illegal immigrant who pearl takes pity on. micky turns up to claim back the gem, but so does the mysterious white rose and black rose, two female robbers, who's who, are the two cops falling in love and who's going to end up with the gem?

this is a hong kong comedy that's a whole lot of fun; big tony leung is on fine form as the unlucky campy cop, veronica yip is great and smoulders as the suicidal housemate and kenny bee should win an award for his comedy limp. most of the jokes hit the spot, the random bursts of song are suprisingly effective and fight scenes, although not technically outstanding, are carried off with a great sense of fun.

a very entertaining slice of hong kong comedy indeed...


Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

This movie is even funnier than its predecessor, 92 LEGENDARY LA ROSE NOIRE, which was pretty funny. Leung Ka-Fai gives perhaps his most hilarious performance yet. One of my all-time favorites.


Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

The "whodunit" of "whodunit" films. Famous burglar Mackieis caught stealing a rare gemstone. But the gemstone is nowhere to be found. When Mackie escapes from jail, detectives Lui and Leung are sent out to find him and the gem...and the the chase is on. On the lam, Mackie seeks help from his former lover Pearl, but as with everybody, Pearl is not who she appears to be, and she is already on the hunt for the gem. Black Rose, accused by Mackie of possessing the gem, uses her feminine charms on detective Lui to throw him off her tracks. A mysterious woman, Lulu, appears to help Mackie in his search, but she has her ulterior motives and identity as well. As the pieces start to fall in place for all our protagonists, one questions remains: Who will end up with the gem?...and with each other?

[Reviewed by Rim Films Catalog]


Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Lui (Leung Ka Fai), a limp-wristed cop, and Keith, his partner, are trying to locate a fugitive (Simon Yam), who in turn is trying to find his girlfriend Lulu (Carina Lau). Lulu's neighbor is Veronica Yip, and whenever danger threatens, the girls change into legendary masked villains the White Rose and the Black Rose (Veronica Yip does a hilarious parody of Brigitte Lin), rival martial artists whose fight with kitchen utensils is exciting and a little strange. Adding to the confusion, characters spontaneously break out into song and dance numbers. In the end, both Roses get their cop boyfriends, and we're left smiling and scratching our heads, as usual.

(3/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 7