Feng hou (Mad Monkey Kung Fu) Reviews

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garyX
Super Reviewer
March 17, 2007
The usual themes of revenge and retribution are covered in the usual flurry of fists and feet in this formulaic but fun martial arts flick that never inspires, but won't fail to entertain fans of the genre.
½ August 4, 2015
A master of monkey-style kung fu is framed and blackmailed by an evil dude. His sister becomes an indentured servant and his hands are crippled in payment for his supposed crimes. Years later, he's a street performer with a trained monkey. He befriends a petty thief named "Monkey" ... who acts like a monkey. They run afoul of crooked tax collectors, and he trains Monkey in monkey-style kung fu. Naturally, the man behind the tax collectors is the man who framed him. The film kind of drags in the middle, but starts and finishes with bravura comedic kung fu sequences. Well worth a watch for Shaw Brothers fans.
½ July 21, 2014
77%

Was there a connection between the gay jokes and monkey style? I don't knoow.
½ November 25, 2012
Repetitive and uneven "Mad Monkey Kung Fu" never reaches the heights it is capable of and with each passing sequence of tomfoolery, the humor only threatens to get better. That being said the acrobatic skill of the two leads is hard to brush aside even when this seemingly family-friendly gung fu film meets head-on with visceral mean-spiritedness. Director Liu Chia Liang portrays a master of the monkey fist in his first starring role. Hsiao Ho is a pickpocket cum student cum monkey fist master looking to settle a score with Shaw Brothers baddy Lo Lieh for framing and ordering the crippling of his master.
½ June 30, 2012
Mad Monkey Kung Fu is corny and cheesy even by 70s Kung Fu standards and the story may be too slow and messy for some. Good thing though that the fight scenes are fantastic, the athleticism is admirable, and the choreography is really cool.
September 4, 2011
I liked this movie, but I could do without some of the terrible things that happens to the monkey master. Lo Wei, who was in 5 fingers of death was the villain. By the way, 5 fingers of death is an absolutely awful movie; but I digress. The training of the student who the monkey master trains was really great. The final fight scene was terrific and you will see why the movie is called Mad Monkey Kung Fu.
August 2, 2009
A Great Kung Fu Eastern with a funny superior Fighting Style
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