Killer Army (1980)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Chang Cheh directs this period action flick about a band of half-starved kung-fu aces who are fleeing a murderous band of thugs. All hailing from the same province, the martial arts masters soon become blood brothers while at the same time getting deeper and deeper embroiled in the political turmoil of the place where they have taken refuge. Accused of plotting an assassination, they are saved by the founder of a martial arts school only to be betrayed. Fleeing once again from their enemies, the group decides to join the rebel guerrilla group in order to clear their names. Shaw Brother veterans Phillip Kwok Tsui, Lo Meng, and Chiang Sheng star. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Action & Adventure
Directed By:


Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Killer Army

There are no critic reviews yet for Killer Army. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for Killer Army

[img][/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Three refugees arrive in a small Chinese town. The village is being ruled by a ruthless boss whose men punishes, beat, and robs the local men. The three refugees must first find a niche in the village, fight the local boss’s men, and remain undercover. However, as they continue to make progress versus the boss’s men the additional trouble becomes difficult to conceal. Eventually the refugees will need to take their battle to the boss’s stronghold.[/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white] [/color][/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“You’re quit funny, what are you good at?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Everything.”[/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white] [/color][/font][/size] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white]Cheh Chang, director of 5 Deadly Venoms, Crippled Avengers, Invincible Shaolin, Flag of Iron, Kid with the Golden Arms, Dare Devils of Kung Fu, Super Ninjas, Masked Avengers, and Brave Archer 1, 2, 3 & 4, delivers Killer Army. Killer Army possesses an average but slightly intricate storyline. The story is better then expected for a Venoms film but is presented poorly. The choreography remains solid; however, the story is presented at a grueling pace. I was disappointed in the film overall but enjoyed Toad (5 Deadly Venoms) and Lizard’s (5 Deadly Venoms) performances as usual; and the youngest Venom was solid as well. [/color][/font][/size] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][/font][/size][size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white] [/color][/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“We can be happy without women.”[/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white] [/color][/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Opening drunk torture scene including the knife throwing, the first fight in the restaurant, Toad beating shop men down in vain with one arm, the fight at the gambling location, the guy with the big hands, the killing of Colonel Chen and daughter, fighting conspirators, fighting Scorpion and his men, killing chick from brothel, the jumping scene, finally cutting guys down with sword in the courtyard, killing the disrupters at the hanging, Centipede killing Toad, and the last fight were amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white] [/color][/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“There are many wonderful girls, you wouldn’t believe.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“I must choose one for myself.”[/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white] [/color][/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Killer Army is a disappointing Venoms flick that reminded me a little of Dare Devils of Kung Fu. The upper echelon Venom films remain: Kid with the Golden Arms, 5 Deadly Venoms, Invincible Shaolin, Masked Avengers, and Crippled Avengers. Nevertheless, this is still an entertaining film for loyal Venom fans, just not up to expectations. I would say it is tied for the worst of the Venom flicks I have viewed to date.[/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white] [/color][/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“I could have beaten you, easily, if I wasn’t starving.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white][/color][/size][/font] [font='Times New Roman'][color=white]Grade: C+ [/color][/font]

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Killer Army Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Killer Army on our Movie forum!

News & Features