Jing mo gaa ting (House of Fury) (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Jing mo gaa ting (House of Fury)
The story is sheer fluff, but the spirited martial-arts brawl between Siu Bo's kids ... for control of the TV remote has a kind of loopy genius.
Audience Reviews for Jing mo gaa ting (House of Fury)
Stephen Fung pulls double duty in House of Fury.
For what transpires in 95 minutes, there isn't much meat attached to the story. It is straightforward, easy to follow, but it's also good clean fun at the same time. Definitely not a laugh-er in any way; however, the humor and even a few of the characters are quirky enough to answer the comedic portion of this film.
The other piece of this picture is the action. Scattered throughout are highly stylized martial arts sequences that are no doubt the most memorable segments of the film. Yuen Woo-ping's choreography can make anyone look like a professional on screen.
The atmosphere of the film and character personalities shroud what could be less than stellar acting. Anthony Wong, Stephen Fung, and Gillian Chung take up a bulk of the minutes, while Charlene Choi, Daniel Wu, and Michael Wong fill in the gaps.
All in all, House of Fury becomes a better than average watch thanks to the action.
Incredible action-comedy Hong Kong film from start to finish and it was executive produced by superstar Jackie Chan. You've heard the story before: two kids who don't believe their dad's way out tales find he was telling the truth when he's been kidnapped and they have to go rescue him. Its been the story of countless films most recently in films like Spy Kids. Anthony Wong gives the strongest performance in the movie giving some much needed gravitas to what is really a flawed character. Stephen Fung does a good job as always as the frustrated and weary Nicky, while Gillian Chung has improved greatly since her performance in The Twins Effect.
Fun and funny. Great running gag with Stephen Fung and Charlene Chou.
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