AKA: Nutty Kickbox Cops
Director: Lau Kar Wing
Writer: Chang Gwok Tsz
Producer: Wellington Fung Wing
Cast: Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Karl Maka, Carrie Ng Kar Lai, Wanda Yung Wai Tak, Lau Kar Wing, Lung Ming Yan, Wu Fung, Cutie Mui Siu Wai, Ni Kuang, Mark Houghton
Running Time: 105 min.
By JJ Hatfield
The running time for this movie is 105 minutes and you will feel each and every one when fighting is not on the screen. Yes Sammo is in the film and does the basic kick ass everyone expects. He also does the cool Bruce Lee impersonation which is always entertaining as he does it so well! He is also in a disco wearing a white suit, well never mind about that. Karl Maka does the usual comic routine. There were a couple of funny moments I just kept having the feeling I had been there before. I felt I could turn the sound off and it was really not much different. This isn’t a terrible movie it’s just not very good. Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon is yet one more in a long list of buddy with Sammo movies.
Unfortunately we have seen it all before and it’s not getting better with each movie. This was near the end of the movies based along the same lines and the subject was stale. And what is Sammo doing always including transvestites, cross dressers and bad guys who make ugly women? Not that there is anything wrong with that but it it gets old very quickly. Is this supposed to be funny? Is the audience supposed to be surprised they are not women, which is more than obvious. Even then Sammo was capable of much better acting and kicking ass. He has been in so many damn good movies save this one to view later. Or just skip it.
For some reason even the IMDb lists this movie at 100 minutes. I realize due to copies, PAL/NTSC and other differences RT may be two or three minutes different but five seems excessive. When I find out something like that I always wonder, did they cut something? Damn right I don’t trust companies or corporation to leave a great thing alone! However considering the quality of the film perhaps if it was censored it may have been a blessing.
JJ Hatfield’s Rating: 6/10 (A reluctant 6. Not really recommended however if you have no other good films it is passable entertainment.)