Drunken Master (Jui kuen) (1978)
Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 13
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Release Date: Oct 5, 1978 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 34,292
One of the earliest major films starring Jackie Chan, this 1978 Hong Kong offering highlights the relationship between a student and his martial arts master. This theme would dominate the American martial arts genre for years to come, as evidenced by The Karate Kid and many films to follow. Wong Fei-hong, played by Chan, is a 19th-century folk hero in Chinese culture and cinema, a kung fu master who fights injustice in the time of British colonialism. This character would later be portrayed by
Oct 5, 1978 Wide
Apr 2, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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It's an undisguised star vehicle for the likeable Chan and his incredible acrobatic skills, and even viewers who couldn't care less about which fighting style the combatants are using will enjoy watching him be put through his paces.
II was better, but this is great too.
Chan's breakthrough film is crudely made, but his own charm and athleticism make this worth a look.
Not unlike the silent films of Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd, or for that matter, the best pictures of Hong Kong's Seventies kung fu films, the genius of Drunken Master lies in its kinetics. Pure entertainment, and a true chop-socky classic.
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