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4.15

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Last Hero In China (Wong Fei-Hung Tsi Titgai Dau Nggung)
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by Chris Parry

"Lions vs centipedes... iron roosters.. what the hell?!? WOOHOO!"
4 stars

Martial arts action isn't for everyone. But for those who enjoy it, this is martial arts action at it's best, and Jet Li at the top of his game.

When an ancient Chinese kung fu academy comes upon hard times and needs new premises, a cut-rate offer from a local businessman is almost too good to be true. When the premises turn out to be right next door to a brothel, problems arise. But when the local militia is found to be exporting women into slavery and using the premises for storage, it's the dojo master, Jet Li, who must jumpkick into action to save face, the women and the academy itself.

On the Jet Li 'doing amazing things with violence' scale, this film rates extremely highly. Despite the over-reliance on ropes and pullies to make the actors seemingly defy gravity, the action in this film is top notch. So top notch in fact that it contains many scenes worthy of the rewind button.

The acting and humor, while not the stuff of masterpieces, has enough brilliant moments to satisfy the purist and the occasional observer. And Li, as always, owns the screen. His co-stars are just time fillers while you wait for his next scene to hit you.

If you spot this one on the video store racks, by all means give it your dollar and a few hours of attention. Supposedly a true Chinese 'legend', Last Hero In China is fun stuff.

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User Comments

3/16/09 Josie Cotton is a goddess I like the kung fu, but most of the humor didn't work for me. 3 stars
4/02/06 Peter De La Rosa The Jet Li expirience. 4 stars
3/04/03 umeko wonderful movie! shows what jet li can really do on the big screen! 5 stars
7/26/01 Sherry Terrific kung fu and comedy! Funnier than most American comedies. 5 stars
2/08/01 Kai Kazama Jet Li can kill with anything, he'd probably kick up a grain of dirt, and kill somebody 5 stars
1/11/01 Fred Penna Historical fiction with heart and a punch. See it. 4 stars
12/30/00 David Dang Though different from Jet Li's other Wong Fei Hung movies, the movie is tight and funnier. 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  02-Feb-1993 (R)

UK
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Australia
  02-Feb-1993 (M)


Directed by
  Jing Wong
  Woo-ping Yuen

Written by
  Jing Wong

Cast
  Jet Li
  Sharla Chang
  Gnong Kau Chai
  Chia Hui Liu
  Anita Yuen
  Man Cheung



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