The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
This is the weakest of the many Chan chop-shticks to make it to this country.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Chan fans will probably want to pay to see this one on the big screen. Everyone else can bide their time for the video release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Not one of Jackie Chan's better movies.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
I'm extremely unhappy when one of my HK favorites is re-released, re-titled and re-packaged as an English-dubbed Jackie Chan vehicle for American audiences to ostensibly enjoy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Beyond all of the fighting and stunts, there isn't much else present to recommend the film.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Continuity takes a drubbing and Jackie Chan does his own dubbing in this rerelease of Drunken Master II, a limp Chinese noodle-headed sequel to his 1978 breakthrough feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
There is too much fighting gymnastics and too little of the story development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 16, 2001
Suffers from some of worst problems of the martial arts genre: bad dubbing, bad soundtrack, chaotic plot, no character development ... but it has great fights and stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A bit of a chore to watch for the first half or so. Dubbed dialogue that is totally out of synch doesn't help.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Valerie Kuklenski
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
Shortchanges character and plot in order to make time for fight scenes.
Philip Booth
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
A film with too little to offer.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
Jackie Chan movies are popcorn: light, devoid of nutritional value, something you can gobble for 90 minutes without filling up.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This imported and dubbed Jackie Chan fossil might be a kick for diehard fans, but most will be left feeling high and dry.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The final 20-minute fight sequence ... sets some kind of benchmark: It may not be possible to film a better fight scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
One of Jackie Chan's best, but not for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
While the plot does get in the way of what viewers are really after, there's enough of the fun stuff to keep them interested.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Let's cut to the fights. Wow. As in super, double, incredible wow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
September 17, 2009
While you might not always appreciate the historical aspects of the story, you will definitely find Chan's physical acumen amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 10, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Jackie Chan's physical ingenuity brings with it an enormous history as a naturally gifted storyteller whose development dates back to his life as a childhood actor.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 15, 2008
A fleet, enjoyable Jackie Chan romp.

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
January 1, 2000

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
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