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Zhui ying (Tracing Shadow) (2009)

Zhui ying (Tracing Shadow) (2009)

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Movie Info

The fight for an elusive treasure map intensifies when a clueless landlord reveals that he has the item in his possession, and every kung-fu master in the region arrives hoping to claim it for themselves. In the midst of an intense battle within the Ming Palace, the treasure map that five kung-fu masters were fighting over vanishes without a trace. Years later, two of the masters who risked their lives for the map are running a modest bed and breakfast in a small village, their identities a secret to everyone who passes through. When their landlord inadvertently lets it slip that the map is in his possession, the fists start to fly all over again.

Cast

Na Xie
as Xiaowei
Hao Dang
as Gu Yue Jin

Critic Reviews for Zhui ying (Tracing Shadow)

All Critics (1)

Chinese Three Stooges in silly, chaotic farce.

January 13, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
sbs.com.au

Audience Reviews for Zhui ying (Tracing Shadow)

½

22/06/2010 (DVD) The creators of "Forbidden Kingdom" and "Kung-Fu Hustle" bring us another humorous karate kicking comedy! A pretty laughable flick with supernatural kung-fu action and a bunch of funny idiots who act as celebrity knock-offs such as Jacky Tang who looks like "Jackie Chan", Jet Ly who looks like "Jet Li" and another one who looks like "Andy Lau". I was expecting more however, it did entertain me so it wasn't a bad film but a good enough flick to pass the time.

EightThirty .
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

½

Marco Mak and Francis Ng team up for a Hong Kong wuxia comedic adventure. Actually, it isn't necessarily an adventure.

For a film that is just under 90 minutes, the plot is really simple; however, it seems to be what the directors are going for, as the comedy and wackiness just over power the treasure hunt story. There is a mayor that always has to pee and three characters that look like Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Andy Lau. As a matter of fact, their names are Jackie, Jet, and Andy.

The martial arts isn't much. Only in the early going and the latter portions of the film does it show up in good quantities. This is too bad, because the choreography is quite good, despite the mediocre camera angles, editing, and erratic camera effects. At certain points, these effects do amuse. One of these times is the opening credits that take place a little before the 10 minute mark.

It is hard to fault the acting when the characters are as weird as they are. They do entertain more than they annoy, so that is a plus.

Tracing Shadow is just one of those laid back films without much to concentrate on. Just sit back and relax. Or watch a better movie.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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