films seen
29
average score
2.63*
nationality
Hong Kong - 62 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

Gordon Chan is definitely on the commercial side of Hong Kong cinema, but he has a firm grip on Hong Kong's movie machine and knows how to turn these vehicles into highly amusing filler. Solid oeuvre if you're in the mood for something lighter.

The good stuff

Tales From The Dark 2 turned out to be a neat surprise.

Solid pieces

God of War

Dang Kou Feng Yun
2017 / 128m - China
Action
3.5*/5.0*
God of War poster

The Four 2

Si Da Ming Bu II
2013 / 118m - Hong Kong
Action, Adventure
3.5*/5.0*
The Four 2 poster

The Four

Si Da Ming Bu
2012 / 118m - China
Fantasy, Action, Crime
3.5*/5.0*
The Four poster

Undercover Hidden Dragon

Ji Jern Mo Lai
2006 / 99m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
3.5*/5.0*
Undercover Hidden Dragon poster

Beast Cops

Yeshou Xingjing
1998 / 110m - Hong Kong
Drama, Action, Mystery, Crime
3.5*/5.0*
Beast Cops poster

King of Beggars

Mo Jong Yuen So Hak-Yi
1992 / 101m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Action
3.5*/5.0*
King of Beggars poster

The inoffensive

The Four: Final Battle

Si Da Ming Bu 3
2014 / 106m - Hong Kong
Action
3.0*/5.0*
The Four: Final Battle poster

Painted Skin

Hua Pi
2008 / 103m - China
Fantasy, Action, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
Painted Skin poster

Commissioned anthology that was made to lift the spirit of Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. The who's who of Hong Kong cinema participated, but the result is a little uneven. Not too surprising considering the exterior motives behind this anthology, and there are a couple of worthwhile entries, but overall it's probably best to lower your expectations when watching this.

Cat and Mouse

Liu Sue Oi Seung Mau
2003 / 92m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Action
3.0*/5.0*
Cat and Mouse poster

Okinawa Rendez-Vous

Luen Chin Chung Sing
2000 / 100m - Hong Kong
Romance, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Okinawa Rendez-Vous poster

Fight Back to School

Tao Xue Wei Long
1991 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Fight Back to School poster

Worthy but flawed

Mural

Hua Bi
2011 / 100m - China
Fantasy
2.5*/5.0*
Mural poster

2000 AD

Gong Yuan 2000 AD
2000 / 109m - Hong Kong
Action, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
2000 AD poster

Armageddon

Tin Dei Hung Sam
1997 / 117m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
2.5*/5.0*
Armageddon poster

Thunderbolt

Pik Lik Foh
1995 / 110m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Action, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Thunderbolt poster

Fist of Legend

Jing Wu Jing Xiong
1994 / 103m - Hong Kong
Drama, Action, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Fist of Legend poster

The Final Option

Fei Hu Xiong Xin
1994 / 103m - Hong Kong
Action, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
The Final Option poster

Fight Back to School II

Tao Xue Wei Long 2
1992 / 106m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Fight Back to School II poster

Dubious filler

The Medallion

2003 / 88m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
2.0*/5.0*
The Medallion poster

The First Option

Fei Hu
1996 / 90m - Hong Kong
Drama, Action
2.0*/5.0*
The First Option poster

Long and Winding Road

Jin Xiu Qian Cheng
1994 / 104m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama
2.0*/5.0*
Long and Winding Road poster

Game Boy Kids

Ji Boy Xiao Zi: Zhen Jia Wai Long
1992 / 95m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
2.0*/5.0*
Game Boy Kids poster

Brief Encounter in Shinjuku

Cuo Zai Xin Xiu
1990 / 94m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance
2.0*/5.0*
Brief Encounter in Shinjuku poster

Diary of a Small Man

Siu Nam Yan Chow Gei
1988 / 93m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama
2.0*/5.0*
Diary of a Small Man poster

One of Gordon Chan's earliest films. It's a pretty basic comedy, like so many in the Hong Kong film industry Chan learned the chops by producing generic genre films and mimicking others. The blend of drama and comedy doesn't work too well, but at least there are some moments that show potential. Fans only.

Plain forgettable

Mr. 3 Minutes

Saam Fun Chung Sin Saan
2006 / 93m - Hong Kong
Comedy
1.5*/5.0*
Mr. 3 Minutes poster

A-1 Headline

A1 Tou Tiao
2004 / 95m - Hong Kong
Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
A-1 Headline poster

Big nopes

The King of Fighters

2010 / 93m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
The King of Fighters poster