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

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Heeere's Jackie, ageless and great, before refitting himself to Western specs.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 15, 2008
A fleet, enjoyable Jackie Chan romp.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
April 15, 2008
Chan has always seemed like a silent-screen virtuoso self-catapulted into modern times.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
April 15, 2008
The extended fight scenes [have been] justly hailed by aficionados as classics of the genre.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
A spectacularly silly comic epic in which almost every known camera trick, stunt and fight choreography known to the genre is squished into one story.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Enjoy this rare chance to catch Chan on the big screen at his near-peak mastery.
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
One of the best martial-arts movies ever made.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Not one of Jackie Chan's better movies.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
With lots of laughs, lots of blood and the irrepressible Chan pushing the envelope in stunts and spectacularly choreographed group fights.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A bit of a chore to watch for the first half or so. Dubbed dialogue that is totally out of synch doesn't help.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
There's no Jackie Chan movie more pleasurable than Drunken Master II, which Miramax's Dimension Films has dubbed into English and rereleased as The Legend of Drunken Master.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Chan's most impressive achievement.
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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.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: B
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Let's cut to the fights. Wow. As in super, double, incredible wow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Curtis Morgan
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
The Legend of Drunken Master ranks among Chan's most entertaining efforts.
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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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Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Massively entertaining.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
This is one of the films that made Jackie Chan Jackie Chan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Jackie Chan in top form.
| Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
This is the weakest of the many Chan chop-shticks to make it to this country.
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The fight scenes are masterpieces of choreography, kineticism at its most sublime.
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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.