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Master of the Flying Guillotine Reviews

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May 25, 2002
Despite its cult reputation, this is a silly film with very little to recommend it, even to kung fu zealots.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2005
A staple of Kung Fu television.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2002
A film that depends more on its imagination than on its special effects, and more on wide, clear action scenes than the choppy, shaky brand, making it entirely unique in this summer's crop of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2002
Once you find the groove of this delectable cheese fest, you'll realize how influential Guillotine has been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2004
A Chinese martial-arts master defends himself with the wackiest weapon ever, East or West, giving new meaning to the term "head shot."
May 29, 2002
It's raw and it's dusty, just as a good martial arts movie should be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 9, 2004
One of the greatest (and weirdest) Chinese martial arts movies of the 1970s
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 31, 2002
For old-fashioned raw energy, it's tough to beat.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sure it's silly, but it's also campy, brainless fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 23, 2002
It's refreshing and unusual to see clever strategy trumping ritual honor in a film of this genre, even if one of the tricks seems gratuitously brutal.
May 24, 2002
With its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains [Yu's] signature work.
May 24, 2002
A gem of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 28, 2002
Snags the viewer's attention by lacing its martial-arts high jinks with a compelling weirdness.
May 31, 2002
One of the preeminent examples of 1970s kung fu pulp.
June 2, 2002
Those sufficiently attuned to appreciate its magic and majesty, Jimmy Wang Yu's restored masterpiece may very well be the archival discovery of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2002
In the title sequence alone, you feel you may just see one of the greatest kung fu films ever made.
July 16, 2002
It stands as the pinnacle of 1970s martial arts films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2003
Will there be a ridiculously entertaining orgy of punching and kicking and wonderfully bad dubbing? Lord, yes.
| Original Score: 8/10
August 2, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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