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February 4, 2014
Average action movie. I expected more from Conan Lee. Chow Yun-Fat screw another guy's wife. He pretend to save the fainting wife and escape. He ate many raw eggs as breakfast. Conan Lee happen to come across 2 bank robbers and one hold Chow hostage, scaring him to piss. Conan caught the robber. Norman Chu is a baddie boss dealing with drugs with the Caucasian. Gordon Liu is the bodyguard. Philip Ko bring the drugs over but its fake. He kills the courier who double cross him. He pass money to his sister Nina Li and want to retire after the last haul. Chow is angry at Conan for making him look bad. James Wong make Conan his partner. Chow bring him to Ti Lung bar find clue. The duo stakeout in a new hotel. Nina make a deal at the toilet. Chow notice her bag changed and follow her. She shake them off in the bra department. They follow her to Philip home. He manage to escape. Nina refuse to reveal anything. James suggest Chow to seduce her and get the truth so let her free. The woman who deal with Nina is actually working for the Caucasian. They long suspect Philip is not good and now Norman know the truth. They catch Nina to question. Chow and Conan is waiting for her to come out. Conan saw them and fight the baddies but lose. The baddies find Philip. Nina call him and he tell her to escape. Gordon kills him. Nina co-operate with Chow. The police surround the drug deal. Norman is caught and Gordon escape. Nina got her passport and reward. She cook for the duo to celebrate. When Chow hail a cab for her to go airport, Gordon is the driver and kill Nina. The Caucasian hold Chow sister hostage. Gordon want Chow to bring Norman exchange for his sister. James let them have Norman out. The baddies play trick to hand over the sister. Conan fight Gordon with chainsaw. Chow is good on his own with a shotgun and knife. Gordon didn't die and try to kill Conan and the sister. Chow come in and shoot him to death. Norman is caught. The police arrive. The commissioner David Chiang didn't arrest the duo and ask James to write a complimentary report about the successful sting. The duo awaits their confirm promotion.
½ August 24, 2011
Chow Yun Fat's Lethal Weapon. He plays a lazy cop named Francis Li, and ends up getting an overzealous partner named Michael. Together, they overcome their differences to shut down some drug smugglers.

There are some hilarious scenes until the amazing action packed climax. Chow Yun Fat really shows his acting range, since he is not a badass. He holds back as a lazy cop, who even runs out of breath during a foot chase while he partner continues.

The climax is so over the top but very entertaining. Li uses a shotgun with a rope to have it swing out and take out the baddies, and then has a bayonet duel. Michael has a chainsaw duel to the death with the villain's main man.

Packed with laughs and action, Tiger on the Beat is a formulaic but fun buddy cop movie.
½ April 30, 2011
It's a bit of a cliche that genre films such as this from Hong Kong spin their wheels most of the way but then go for the big action finale. There's a lot of sillyness early on, of a variety I'm starting to get tired of, but at least it features Chow Yun-Fat, and small roles from 2 of my personal gods of the film world: Ti Lung and David Chiang. But good god that last 15 minutes are worth it. I wanted to see this 10 years ago, and should have done so sooner. Not a classic, but a worthy addition to my collection.
½ June 14, 2010
Old classic HK action movies of the 80s.
Some halirious comedy moments and a crazy chainsaw choreography martial arts fight at the end.
(The HK version of Lethal Weapon)...
May 8, 2010
Gran película de Chow Yun Fat con mucha acción y el maravilloso toque humorístico que Chow es capaz de dar a este tipo de pelis. Imprescindible para todo aquel fan del cine Hong Kong
½ January 10, 2010
Pretty good - and certainly entertaining. The chain-saw duel is pretty cool, and Chow Yun Fat is great as always. Definately better than "God of Gamblers".
December 17, 2009
Brilliant HK action comedy with Chow Yun Fat at his comedic best! Fast paced with exciting set pieces. Plenty of firefights and martial arts. There's a superb climatic fight at the villain's den which includes duelling chainsaws. Thoroughly enjoyable. They don't make em like they used to anymore.
July 2, 2009
Brilliant HK action comedy with Chow Yun Fat at his comedic best! Fast paced with exciting set pieces. Plenty of firefights and martial arts. There's a superb climatic fight at the villain's den which includes duelling chainsaws. Thoroughly enjoyable. They don't make em like they used to anymore.
Super Reviewer
June 19, 2009
Any film in which someone duels with a chainsaw gets 2 thumbs up from me.
½ March 3, 2009
this is fucking great stuff.
January 29, 2009
a highly recommended Hong Kong Action Comedy :)
Super Reviewer
January 13, 2009
Two words: chainsaw duel
September 22, 2008
Back in the eighties the Lethal Weapons series made the HK film industry go apeshit in trying to emulate that shit. Tiger on Beat is a classic of that era with an incredibly hot cast. In fact there are so many stars involved in this that giants like Li Tung and Lydia Shum, God rest her soul, pop by just to do some cameos. The perfectly choreographed action scenes are a delight to watch, and the comedy bits are tight.
½ September 6, 2008
Chainsaw duels are way too rare in the modern cinema. Funny and action packed HK movie. Too bad that director couldn't decide if he was making a comedy or an action film.
September 4, 2008
A film that has a duel with chainsaws is a film I like.
½ August 15, 2008
Melko epatasainen elokuva. Varsinkin ensimmainen puolisko elokuvasta on toimintajaksoja lukuunottamatta komediaa, mutta ite toiminta jaksot ovat vakavia ilman hulluttelua. Toisella puoliskolla elokuvakin vakavoituu, mutta alun hulluttelu on jo tehnyt lahtemattoman vaikutuksen. Conan Lee on hyva toiminta jaksoissa lapi leffan. Chow Yun-Fat hukataan alkuun lahes taysin komediaan, mutta leffa loppupuolella Chow:n Mount everestin kokoinen karisma paasee esiin.
June 22, 2008
I really liked this movie. It seemed a little weird at first, but I got used to that quickly. The fight scene at the end was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The chainsaw duel, the rope-on-the-shotgun, and the melee gun fight were all really original and cool.
½ June 7, 2008
From the opening credits the film provides a thrilling action movie to better most Hollywood offerings that culminates in a ferocious chainsaw duel. Awesome!
½ April 3, 2008
Funny and action-packed. Enjoyable throughout the end. My only qualm (as with most HK films) is that the mood of the film is often abruptly changing... comedy then romance then hard boiled action film!
March 30, 2008
Some of the Cantonese humour is lost on Westerners, but Chow Yun-Fat is always a joy to watch, and the chainsaw duel between Conan Lee and "Kill Bill"'s Gordon Liu is worth the price of admission alone!
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