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The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) Reviews

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 19, 2001
Beats Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at its own game of high-flying huzzah, and with relative ease.
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Chan delivers everything that could possibly be expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
If you have a taste for Hong Kong action (and I do) then The Legend of Drunken Master has enough going on to make it a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Chan fans will probably want to pay to see this one on the big screen. Everyone else can bide their time for the video release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The final 20-minute fight sequence ... sets some kind of benchmark: It may not be possible to film a better fight scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Gemma Files
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Watching movies like this, you also understand exactly why the increasingly road-worn Chan simply can't do this kind of stuff anymore. But damn, you'll walk out glad he once could.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
While the plot does get in the way of what viewers are really after, there's enough of the fun stuff to keep them interested.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This imported and dubbed Jackie Chan fossil might be a kick for diehard fans, but most will be left feeling high and dry.
F.L. Carr
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Though his antics are comic as ever, what makes this film stand out are the thrilling and frankly beautiful fight sequences.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Beyond all of the fighting and stunts, there isn't much else present to recommend the film.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Everybody should see this film, even if you hate martial arts pictures.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Chan is an entertainer who can singlehandedly make any film enjoyable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Continuity takes a drubbing and Jackie Chan does his own dubbing in this rerelease of Drunken Master II, a limp Chinese noodle-headed sequel to his 1978 breakthrough feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
If action fans can take a chance and wade through the unfamiliar settings and awkward dubbing, they'll find an action film that transcends the best of the genre.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
[Chan's] as close as film gets to guaranteed entertainment, and he's on top of his game in The Legend of Drunken Master.
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A mammothly entertaining picture that represents the best that the traditional kung fu genre has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Enjoy this rare chance to catch Chan on the big screen at his near-peak mastery.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Great fun for action fans. And if you haven't tried one of these Hong Kong stunt-packed thrillers, this one may get you hooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Some of the most impressive Kung Fu fightin' caught on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The Legend of Drunken Master contains some of the most impressive action routines ever captured on film.
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