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白馬黑七 (1979)

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 07/11/2006
Summary: Ummm

I did see a english dubbed version and they probably did cut some scenes. IT was entertaining at parts, there is a few laughs especially with Bolo's character. But the action is nothing special, nothing you havent seen elsewhere. A times, i felt it was slow paced and used the fast forward button. And at times, i was just plain bored!! Especially with the action

I am assuming if i saw a proper version, it would be more entertaining but i am assuming it also would change my score too much

Bolo has done well with his character and also with the directing but nothing special here, just a run of a mill kung fu movies with a few laughs

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 09/18/2003

Bolo Yeung and Jason Pai Piao star as a pair of convicts sent to become the sherriffs of a small town (what kind of move is that?). Bolo decides to take his job seriously, while Jason just uses the postion to try and get closer to women and the stolen gold which got him put in jail in the first place. Most of Bolo is played up for comedy -- as many films tried to do after the success of Drunken Master -- and it works for a while, but the schtick wears thin in the latter part of the movie. But the action (directed by Bolo and Jason Pai Piao) is solid and makes Bolo a decent viewing for old-school fans.

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 04/15/2002
Summary: Silly fun

Bolo Yeung is a puzzle. He seems to have spent half his career looking mean and nasty, and the other half trying to look dumb and nice. This film is in the latter category, and Bolo plays perhaps the dumbest ox of his long career. As director, he makes himself the butt of a battalion of idiot jokes, with his crafty partner Ma.

I found Jason Pai the more watchable of the pair. His fu is very impressive, and he has a wow of a time in several scenes. The support cast of dozens was hard to keep track of - nearly every well-known character actor of the time seems to have made it into this one.

The story is a kind-of patchwork, which seems to have been designed (I use the word loosely) to allow all the support cast to somehow share the screen. The entire film is played as very silly comedy, including several awful pieces of toilet humour. Most of the cast seems to be enjoying themselves, and it's infectious. Be warned - get into a silly mood for this one, or the film will eventually drag you into it.

The two cross-eyes get in. This is the largest part I have ever seen for To Siu Ming as the mayor's son, and Ma Chao gets a brief scene as a Japanese champion karate fighter. Lots of other cameos.

About the only person I couldn't find was Bruce Ly, who was billed as the star on the video cover I rented. Recommended and fun.

Reviewer Score: 7