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新最佳拍檔 (1989)
Aces Go Places V

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 03/08/2006
Summary: the final chapter...

well, after reading that this was dreadful and easily the worst film in the series, i wasn't expecting much. i was encouraged to see that lau kar leung taking the helm (after enjoying 'scared stiff' a few weeks back) and also to see leslie cheung added to the cast. unfortunately, there's no sylvia chang, which is a shame though...

anyhow, the plot and narrative seems pretty much thrown together, but i still found myself enjoying the sillyness of karl maka and sam hui again. basically baldy and king kong have been framed (accused of having stolen some terracotta warriors) and they save themselves from the people who're framing them, the hong kong police, the actual theives and the chinese army!

the overall scale of the film is smaller than the last two films, but lau kar leung puts his mark on the film ,with a couple of nicely choregraphed set pieces, and this makes up for that.

in the end, it's a pretty suitable finale to a very enjoyable series of films.

Reviewed by: calros
Date: 12/25/2005
Summary: Decent final of the series.

Sam and Karl team again to retrieve a valuable sword hidden in one of the Terracotta statues, joining forces with professional thieves Leslie Cheung and his sister Nina Li, which before pretended to be the Aces in order to frame them. Together, the four must face now an international thief and his henchmen, some of them disguised as Terracotta warriors.

Although not as good as the fourth (Ringo Lam, 1986), this movie is a good final chapter of the movie series. Unfortunately it has passed almost a decade since the first movie and its comic style was now absolutely old-fashioned. Also, some of the key-characters, played by Sylvia Chang and Siu Kong-Tau (Cyrus Wong), have vanished. The best thing here are the action scenes by the Lau Family, but of course they aren't the best of their filmography.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Darryl
Date: 12/21/1999

King Kong and Baldie go separate ways only to be framed by a pair of young thieves for stealing "the Chinese Excalibur," an antique from the Chinese Terracotta warriors, and the Hong Kong authorities, the Mainland Authorities (led by Conan Lee) and the mob are after our poor fools! Hilarious, entertaining, but not he best of the bunch. I miss Sylvia Chang as "Hot Tongue," and the political carry-over left by Tsui is interesting. Not the best of the series, but still fun.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: leh
Date: 12/09/1999

Last in the "Aces" series, concerning some stolen Terracottafigures. Average action/comedy, a big hit in Hong Kong like the previous films. Unlike the previous films, no western stars were used to spice up the international appeal.