Du shen (God of Gamblers) (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Du shen (God of Gamblers) (1989)

Du shen (God of Gamblers) (1989)





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In this thriller, Do San is a slick professional gambler on a seemingly endless winning streak. On his way to defeat a rival in a card game, a head injury leaves Do brain-damaged. However, Do's friend "Knife" soon realizes that Do's gambling abilities have been left intact.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Win's Movie Productions Ltd.


Andy Lau
as Knife
Cheung Man
as Janet
Yun-Fat Chow
as Do San
Joey Wang
as Jane

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A gambler with almost supernatural ability suffers head trauma and amnesia so two petty hustlers take him in and try to find a way to profit from his gift. Another film made by Chow Yun Fat at his most handsome and debonair, easily the best parts of the film are when he is in command of his powers and he has a real presence and charisma about him. Unfortunately, Wong Jing's usual penchant for pandering to the cheap seats has him acting like a retarded child for most of the film, in a kind of Jackie Chan style homage to Rain Man. There are some laughs to be had, but this section is far too long and I found myself longing for Chow to regain his memory again and kick some gangster ass; when he does, it works pretty well but it is sooooo long in coming. God Of Gamblers has a few very nice sequences, but the direction is inconsistent, lumbering between cheap laughs and sentimentality for too much of its run time. It has dated better than some of its contemporaries and its worth seeing for the good bits, but there's too much sap and not enough action.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


Great stuff, where else are you gonna see Chow Yun-Fat act like a child and a badass gambler in the same movie?

Galen Phillips
Galen Phillips

I give it 5 stars because of how much I loved it as a kid. Of course now you watch it you find a flaw here and there, but the movie is still very entertaining. One of Chow Yun-Fat's and Andy Lau's best works.

Jason Yangte Chen
Jason Yangte Chen

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