The Magnificent Butcher (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Magnificent Butcher (1998)

TOMATOMETER

——

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Magnificent Butcher Videos

The Magnificent Butcher Photos

Movie Info

Yuen Woo-ping directs this classic of the period kung fu epic. Butcher Wing (Sammo Hung) is the most talented and the most troublesome pupil of Master Wong (Kwan Tak-hing). One day while helping to stop a robbery, Butcher runs afoul of the power, and evil, Master Ko (Lee Hoi-sang), resulting eventually in a duel between Ko and Master Wong. Meanwhile, Butcher's long lost brother Lam Sai-kwong comes to town with his beautiful bride Yuet Mei. Master Ko's son Tai-hoi (Fung Hark-on) hoodwinks the country bumpkin into thinking that Butcher owes him a stack of money, taking Yuet Mei as payment. Just as Sai-kwong is about to take a flying leap off a bridge, he is saved by a wily beggar (Fan Mui-sang) with surprisingly good kung fu ability. Eventually, Sai-kwong, Butcher and the beggar unite to free Yuet Mei from Master Ko's clutches, only to create a whole new set of problems.

Cast

Kwan Tak-Hing
as Master Wong
Lee Hoi Sang
as Master Ko
Fung Hark On
as Tai-hoi
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for The Magnificent Butcher

All Critics (1)

Not a thoughtful story or meaningful character arc, but viewers who enjoy the grace and exhilaration of a good martial arts battle will find plenty to enjoy.

Full Review… | November 29, 2003
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Magnificent Butcher

Sammo Hung stars in a comedic kung-fu movie which obviously made to capitalize on the success of Drunken Master by featuring homeless drunk kung-fu master (and apparent Taoist folk hero), Beggar So. This wasn't very story-heavy and focused too much on the fighting (which was impressive though ? Sammo Hung is one of favs). The story was basically Sammo Hung's character was wrongly accused of raping and killing a rival master's daughter, so the master and his students try to beat up Hung's character.

D M
D M

One of Sammo's best starring roles. One of my all time favorite kung fu movies. Constant fights in this movie.

Galen Phillips
Galen Phillips
½

It looks here like they were going for a chop socky look, but apparently their budget was higher and it came out almost hi quality, accompanied by bad acting. Sam the Seed is in it though.

the $cuN>l, bitch
the $cuN>l, bitch

The Magnificent Butcher Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Magnificent Butcher on our Movie forum!

News & Features