Reviewed by: Bruce
Summary: Low-Budget, Fun Remake of "Back Alley Princes"
Crazy Acrobat is a low budget Taiwan remake of Back Alley Princes, but with Chia Ling and Barry Chan in the lead roles, and with much more action and slapstick than Back Alley Princes had. Just as BAP was a superb vehicle for Polly Kuan, so this film gives Chia Ling one of her best roles. However when Polly was sold to the brothel in BAP, she acted shy and innocent; but when Chia Ling is sold to the brothel here, she behaves like a saucy tease, who is going to have a wonderful time. All her fight scenes are similar to her fights in Female Chivalry: playful and fun-loving, even when outnumbered. The film has two drawbacks: some silly wire work, and the main villain is defeated off-camera. Still, if you like Chia Ling, you'll definitely want to see this film.