Kung Fu Hustle

2005

Kung Fu Hustle

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Kung Fu Hustle blends special effects, martial arts, and the Looney Toons to hilarious effect.

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The work of international superstar Stephen Chow, Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early '40s China. A bumbling thief named Sing (Stephen Chow) desires to be the toughest member of the dreaded gangster hit squad known as The Axe Gang, but to completely join the gang he has to commit murder. When Sing attempts to rob a crowded run-down apartment complex known as Pig Sty Alley, the locals begin to defend themselves with some high-flying kung fu skills, and a tiny war erupts between the local masters and the axe-wielding gang. After the gang busts the ancient kung fu king known as The Beast (Leung Siu Lung) out of jail, tensions reach a boiling point as Pig Sty Alley's landlady (Yuen Qiu) leads an all-out attack against the gang and Sing discovers his true heroic fate. Kung Fu Hustle, which set box-office records across Asia during its December 2004 release, also stars Yuen Wah and Xing Yu, and features fight choreography by legendary masters of martial arts cinema Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung. ~ Jason Gibner, Rovi

Cast

Wah Yuen
as Landlord
Kwok-Kwan Chan
as Brother Sum
Leung Siu Lung
as The Beast
Xing Yu
as Coolie
Lam Tze Chung
as Sing's Sidekick
Feng Xiaogang
as Crocodile Gang Boss
Suet Lam
as Axe Gang Vice-head
Kai Man Tin
as Axe Gang Advisor
Jia Kang Xi
as Harpist #1
Fung Hark On
as Harpist #2
Qiu Yuen
as Landlady
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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Hustle

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Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Hustle

  • Jul 21, 2015
    Do the Hustle....the Kung Fu Hustle. A hilarious satire of kung fu films, Kung Fu Hustle is entertaining and full of laughs. When the Axe gang tries to muscle in on a low-rent housing complex called Pig Sty Alley they get more than they bargain for, as three martial arts masters living there in seclusion step up to defend their homes. The fight scenes are choreographed quite well, as are the dance scenes. And the comedy is pretty funny, though it gets overly cartoonish and silly at times. Yet despite some weakness, Kung Fu Hustle is a lot of fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 21, 2015
    Stephen Chow's impressive comedy/kung-fu bonanza is terrific. Kung Fu Hustle displays the dynamic direction of Chow along with a laugh-out-loud combination of action and humor, further heightening the director's/actor's credibility. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2013
    Absolutely one of the funniest, best Chinese Action films I've ever seen that even strikes a soft spot during your cavalcade of Chinese comedy.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2012
    For some reason, this movie was just released in theaters in the US. It has been out for quite a while though. This movie is generally entertaining, with a little too much cheese for my taste, but the humorous dialogue and effects make it worth watching.
    Joey T Super Reviewer

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