Daai laap mat taam 008 (Forbidden City Cop) (1996)

Daai laap mat taam 008 (Forbidden City Cop)

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Inept in martial arts, Fat (Stephen Chiau), the emperor's personal bodyguard, spies on agents of a rival dynasty, exposing their claim of a captured extraterrestrial as a hoax. Fat next visits a local prostitute as a possibility for the emperor, but problems arise when his wife (Carina Lau Kar-Ling), unaware that Fat is a secret agent, learns that her husband is seeing a prostitute. Surreal comedy and special effects surface amid kinetic martial arts in this fast-paced actioner, the number-two … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Nov 15, 2005
Runtime:

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It's safe to say a ton of the jokes get lost in translation, others will appeal only to wuxia fans. Not bad but Stephen has done way better stuff.

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½

There's a bit of that insanely hilarious, 4th-wall breaking genius that Western fans know from Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, especially toward the end, but for the most part this movie comes off like many of Chow's older films - without the benefit of understanding the clever nuances of the dialogue, all that's left is a cheesy romp that won't likely be revisited.

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