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千面天王 (1993)
Millionaire Cop

Reviewed by: cpardo
Date: 07/15/2005
Summary: Funny goofball stuff

Cops Ball and Fish go undercover in place of a rich businessman's son Jesse(and a maid) for fear of assassination, but must trick his girlfriend into thinking he's Jesse. Meanwhile an angry robber tries to get revenge on Ball for killing his buddies earlier...

Add to that all kinds of absurdity, like Ng Man-tat has a "wolf's hand" attached to him by mistake, Yuen King-tan flying in the air after her fake breasts pop, and several action scenes taking place in different places such as an Ice skating rink. Plus bodily functions, boogers, Aaron Kwok breaking into song in the middle of the film for no reason and parodies galore like a 9 1/2 weeks taste test scene! And don't forget the nod towards Savior of the Soul (a film only 2 years old). How can the cast keep a straight face through all of this?! Anyway the cast is good, and having Maggie Cheung and Chingmy Yau in it (and in a swimsuit)doesn't hurt! Talk about a nonsense movie, but if you like to laugh at stuff like that, you'll love Millionaire Cop.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Souxie
Date: 10/29/2001
Summary: How my sides hurt...

This film was DAMN funny, when really it shouln't have been. I was surprised to find myself pausing the VCD so I could laugh nearly hard enough to wet myself. Kwok Fu-Sing is almost the straight man, Ng Mat-Tat is the guy playing it all for laughs, but that doesn't hurt one little bit. Chingmy Yau is the oh-so-funny-it-hurts "innocent" that becomes less so, and it all makes short work of 100 minutes.
See it for the "possesed hand" routines, the bubble-gum blowing and the chair "I bought from Japan", as well as the bamboo scaffolding fight, the towel slapping affair (Aaron Kwok Fu-Sing in short shorts!!) and the Silver Fox cameo... of sorts.

10/10 (sheerly for the amount of times it made my sides hurt laughing)

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 05/24/2000
Summary: Patchy action comedy

This film is half good and half bad. Unfortunately, the good and bad halves were chopped into pieces and mixed up.
Overall, the mix does not work. But the good stuff is god enough to tolerate some of the bad, provided you have access to the fast forward.
Great old campaigner Ng Man Tat does quite well, despite having to carry a lot of the stupid stuff. He gets to dress up in drag (twice), get beaten up for no particular reason, and even plays a massage chair (this scene is hilarious).
Aaron Kwok is about as good as ever, Maggie and ChingMy don't get much of a look-in, and Deric Wan does little with his spoilt-rich-boy character.
The action scenes with super-baddie Hung Yan Yan (who starts off with long hair !) are a blast, and are the definite highlights.
Overall, a farce which slips too often into trying to be serious, and an uneasy balance between the two genres.

Reviewer Score: 4

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

Cop Ng Man-Tat has six little kids all about the same age (?),and rides to work in a sputtering motor-scooter; Aaron Kwok, his partner, is an impeccably groomed fashion plate. Things start off rousingly with a spectacular martial arts set piece on a building's bamboo scaffolding, but it loses gas fast. Kwok's lucky; his girlfriend (Chingmy Yau -- didn't I tell you he was lucky) is such a compulsive cleaner that she washes other people's cars. The two cops have been assigned to protect the son of a rich businessman, so they play out their gags, quintessential Wong Jing style. You can see both dressed, and fighting, in schoolgirl drag...Ng Man-Tat "secreting" when a pretty office girl sits on a chair that just happens to have him underneath...Maggie Cheung turning into a sex machine whenever she sees something round...Ng with a prosthetic hand with a life of its own, especially when fighting and around girls... Played for farce value, much of this is frantic and stupid, and other bits unaccountably funny and even exciting. An obscure highlight its great parody of Red Rose, White Rose!


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 5