Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)

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This 1978 martial arts film by director John Woo was wrapped nearly 20 years before 1997's Face/Off would bring him mainstream acceptance in Hollywood. His star was rising already in this routine story enhanced by his characteristic signature: dazzling fight sequences, flawed heroes, and well-placed comedy that releases tension. The narrative itself is a tale of a son (Damian Lau) who sets out to avenge his father but cannot manage alone. He seeks the help of some swordsmen, one of whom tends to doze off during a fight. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2007
Runtime:
Tai Seng

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Critic Reviews for Last Hurrah for Chivalry

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Woo instills Chang Cheh's tutelage with his own obsessions, and ushers action cinema into the new decade

February 14, 2010
CinePassion

The half-dozen great set pieces (including one in a room full of candles) make this one worth a try, at least for fans.

Full Review… | March 6, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Made by John Woo before he became synonymous with modern Hong Kong gangster movies

Full Review… | August 23, 2007
Movie Habit

June 19, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Early stuff from Woo, already showing the themes common in his future films, friendship and loyalty. Five Venoms star Wei Bai (the snake) plays the main lead while Damian Lau plays a cool drinking swordsman.

The second half stretches a bit too much, and the fights seems to get too redundant. Still, a very decent option for any HK aficionado.

DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

½

I should probably give this film another chance, but the first time 'round it really didn't work for me.

rehnquist
Chris Carter

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