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鐵板燒 (1984)

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 01/28/2007
Summary: Ho hum

Weak to occasionally amusing comedy about extremely downtrodden and frustrated married man Johnny (Hui) and his brief (but extended) escapes from a fat domineering wife (whose resemblance to Samo Hung is truly astonishing) and a gun-mad father-in-law. But things finally begin to improve when he starts hitting his wife (charming) and be mean to their cat and dog.

There's much outright theft from a number of other movies (Jaws, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, even A Touch Of Class!) and the idea from an old Marty Feldman sketch forms much of the plot. The scene where Johnny plays tennis with a frying pan is a scream, but there's a lot of bad stuff. While Sally Yeh is lovely to look at, the mindless bimbo she is compelled to play is truly sickening. Quite a few jokes are put-downs of Filipinos.

Overall : Mostly low knockabout slapstick, and goes on much too long.

Reviewer Score: 3

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 05/05/2002
Summary: Poor

Mr. Boo was getting a bit much by now in this 4th part in the series. THis time it's a cookery comedy, but the comedy is really poor, and the story is almost non existent. Certainly not a memorable film. Though one scene in an aeroplane was not expected and was very funny, but unfortuntaly is the only really funny part of the film.

Rating: 2/5

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Mr. Boo is seemingly doomed to spend the rest of his daysas a cook in a teppanyaki restaurant, married to the corpulent and overbearing daughter of the gun-happy owner. Mr. Boo's unhappy menage is completed by a decrepit grandfather and an unsavory assortment of self-seeking relatives. His only escape is his private fantasy world. But his propensity for disaster finds fulfillment; escape and reality become inextricably entwined, and what was supposed to be an idyllic holiday in the Philippines with his girlfriend becomes a nightmare family outing.

[Reviewed by Rim Films Catalog]