The Legend (Fong Sai Yuk) (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Legend (Fong Sai Yuk) (1993)




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Movie Info


Jet Li
as Fong Sai-yuk
Adam Cheng
as Chen Jialuo
Chu Kong
as Father Fong
Sibelle Hu
as Girl's Mom
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Critic Reviews for The Legend (Fong Sai Yuk)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

[Siao's] performance [is] a show-stopping culmination of three decades of fine work in the Hong Kong cinema.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Energetic martial arts film.

July 30, 2008 | Full Review…

Some terrific fight scenes for the Jet Li faithful.

November 5, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Avoid the Buena Vista DVD: this is a great film under its original title Fong Sai-Yuk, in Cantonese with English subtitles

May 29, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

Ranges from jovial comedy to martial arts slapstick to almost Shakespearean farce to moving drama to cliffhanging suspense, and does all of them well.

July 30, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dazzles with some of the most breathtakingly choreographed fight scenes witnessed in years, including one show-stopper featuring a full battle waged atop the heads and shoulders of an awestruck crowd of gawkers.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Legend (Fong Sai Yuk)

Jet Li at his best and one of my favourite things about my childhood. I remember Fong Sai-yuk being a cheeky, smooth and exceptionally talented fighter, you will fall in love both with his boyish charm, easy badass-ery and his ridiculously cool, hilarious, bone-breaking and long-suffering mother (Josephine Siao / Xiao Fang Fang). This movie will make you laugh till you spit out anything you were eating / drinking instead of focusing all your energy on this movie, and make you cry so hard too. Outrageously creative action scenes that shame 99% of movies made today. I need to watch it again. One of my favourite movies in the entire world. I'm so glad someone reminded me about it today.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

Great fight sequences, great cast, the humour is a bit too much here. The usual slapstick stuff of early 90s that it's either a hit or miss. Overall this is very much worth a check, but not as good as i was expecting. The sequel seems to be better.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

Marvelous action and story - Jet Li movies usually have good plots.

Khris N
Khris N

Super Reviewer

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