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CBg (1979)
Seven Steps of Kung Fu

Reviewed by: ewaffle
Date: 03/24/2018
Summary: Great action but

90 minutes of brutal fights, sparring (especially pole fighting) and training sequences with several fights to the death and lots of knees and elbows being crunched unfortunately interspersed with Ricky Cheng trying to act and, even worse, trying to act funny. Lots of competent 1970s actors do their best but things get risible (not in the intended way) whenever Cheng is onscreen and not fighting. Delivering lines of dialog without seeming ridiculous is beyond him. Really terrific action, though.

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 07/07/2002
Summary: Good fights, but ........

There are some great fu scenes in this one. The scene where Ricky Ching and Ga Hoi spar, as master and student, is sheer magic, and verges on the poetic. The climatic fight scene is long and of a high standard.

Unfortunately, the rest of the movie is mostly pretty dull or irritating. As a lead actor, Ricky Ching is only a little less irritating as Wai Pak in Cheeky Chap. Some good actors in the support cast try hard to repair this damage, but haven't much chance.

A mixed bag at best.

Reviewer Score: 3