films seen
4
average score
2.62*
nationality
status
Alive and kicking
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The inoffensive

Nutty Kickbox Cops

Shou Hu Fei Long
1990 / 100m - Hong Kong
Action, Comedy
3.0*/5.0*
Nutty Kickbox Cops poster

The Odd Couple

Bo Ming Chan Dao Duo Ming Chuang
1979 / 97m - Hong Kong
Action, Adventure
3.0*/5.0*
The Odd Couple poster

Worthy but flawed

Wits of the Brats

Nan Dou Guan San Dou Bei Shao Ye
1984 / 93m - Hong Kong
Action, Comedy
2.5*/5.0*
Wits of the Brats poster

Jing Wong learned the tricks of the trade under the watching eye of the Shaw Brothers. Wits of the Brats is a pretty typical Shaw Bros production, at the same time it's interesting to see how Wong starts to introduce his own touches, both in front of the camera and from his comfy director's chair.

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The plot about a trickster who likes to make a fool of others is something Wong would recycle (quite a lot) in his later work, only this time it's done in a more Shaw Bros-appropriate setting. It's a rather strange mix of two worlds colliding, an intermediary film that helps connect two distinct eras of Hong Kong cinema.

Performances are decent, there are some decent martial arts scenes and people who know Jing Wong might have some additional fun connecting the dots with his later work. The Shaw Bros' monotony is quite present though and it holds the film back a little. It's no surprise the studio would implode soon after. Decent filler.

Dubious filler

City Cops

Miao Tan Shuang Long
1989 / 100m - Hong Kong
Action, Comedy, Thriller
2.0*/5.0*
City Cops poster