films seen
32
average score
2.54*
nationality
Hong Kong - 67 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

Benchmark when it comes to silly comedy and parody. Lau's films are a bit hit-and-miss, but throughout his career he made enough good films to warrant a deeper inspection of his oeuvre. That is, if you can deal with his typical Hong Kong sense of humor.

The good stuff

A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box

Sai Yau Gei: Dai Yat Baak Ling Yat Wui Ji - Yut Gwong Bou Haap
1994 / 87m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box poster

A sprawling mix of comedy, fantasy and martial arts. It's one of the quintessential Hong Kong film of the 90s, one of Stephen Chow's clear highlights and one of Jeffrey Lau's best films. A hoot from start to finish, incredibly paced, full of bonkers comedy, insane creatures and nifty settings. Great fun.

All for the Winner

Du Sheng
1990 / 101m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
4.0*/5.0*
All for the Winner poster

Solid pieces

Soccer Killer

2017 / 100m - China
Comedy, Sport
3.5*/5.0*
Soccer Killer poster

Just Another Margin

Da Hua Tian Xian
2014 / 91m - Hong Kong
Comedy
3.5*/5.0*
Just Another Margin poster

Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down

Wan Mei Jia Qi 168
2014 / 94m - China
Comedy, Thriller
3.5*/5.0*
Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down poster

Fun and quirky little thriller. A less overt comedy from Jeffrey Lau this time around, but apparently that's not really an issue for this seasoned director. Solid performances from Vivian Hsu and Bo-lin Chen, pleasant pacing and snappy editing make this an entertaining film. A lovely and likable filler flick.

East Meets West

Dung Sing Sai Tsau 2011
2011 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy
3.5*/5.0*
East Meets West poster

Once Upon a Chinese Classic

Yuet Gwong Bo Hup
2010 / 86m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy
3.5*/5.0*
Once Upon a Chinese Classic poster

A Chinese Tall Story

Ching Din Dai Sing
2005 / 106m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Action
3.5*/5.0*
A Chinese Tall Story poster

Chinese Odyssey 2002

Tian Xia Wu Shuang
2002 / 97m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Action
3.5*/5.0*
Chinese Odyssey 2002 poster

A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella

Sai Yau Gei: Daai Git Guk Ji - Sin Leui Kei Yun
1995 / 95m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
3.5*/5.0*
A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella poster

The Eagle Shooting Heroes

Sediu Yinghung Tsun Tsi Dung Sing Sai Tsau
1993 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
3.5*/5.0*
The Eagle Shooting Heroes poster

Bonkers Hong Kong comedy. I do have to admit I liked it better the first time around, the film is kinda sloppy in its execution. Still, the pacing is insane, the jokes are crazy and Lau drummed up some familiar faces who have no problem making a complete fool out of themselves.

The inoffensive

Kung Fu League

Gong Fu Lian Meng
2018 / 102m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
3.0*/5.0*
Kung Fu League poster

Jeffrey Lau is back and he's still doing the kind of comedy that made him famous. This time around we're getting a Grandmasters parody, with 4 of Hong Kong's prime martial arts talents reuniting in the present and kicking some ass for the kid that summoned him. It's silly, it's a bit random, but it's entertaining.

Out of the Dark

Wui Wan Yeh
1995 / 86m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
3.0*/5.0*
Out of the Dark poster

Love and the City

Do Si Qing Yuen
1994 / 98m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
3.0*/5.0*
Love and the City poster

Carry On Hotel

Jin Zhuang Da Jiu Dian
1988 / 88m - Hong Kong
Comedy
3.0*/5.0*
Carry On Hotel poster

Worthy but flawed

The Fantastic Water Babes

Chut Sui Fu Yung
2010 / 88m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Sport
2.5*/5.0*
The Fantastic Water Babes poster

92 Legendary La Rose Noire

92: Hak Mooi Gwai Dui Hak Mooi Gwai
1992 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Musical
2.5*/5.0*
92 Legendary La Rose Noire poster

The Top Bet

Du Ba
1991 / 94m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Action
2.5*/5.0*
The Top Bet poster

Mortuary Blues

Shi Jia Zhong DiĀ 
1990 / 85m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Horror
2.5*/5.0*
Mortuary Blues poster

Dubious filler

Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg

Kei Hei Hup
2009 / 102m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Sci-fi, Romance, Action
2.0*/5.0*
Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg poster

Second Time Around

Mou Han Fou Wut
2002 / 99m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance, Fantasy
2.0*/5.0*
Second Time Around poster

Black Rose II

Hak Moi Gwai Yee Git Gam Lan
1997 / 92m - Hong Kong
Comedy
2.0*/5.0*
Black Rose II poster

Mahjong Dragon

Ma Qiao Fei Long
1997 / 97m - Hong Kong
Action
2.0*/5.0*
Mahjong Dragon poster

Days of Tomorrow

Tian Chang Di Jiu
1993 / 93m - Hong Kong
Drama
2.0*/5.0*
Days of Tomorrow poster

The Haunted Cop Shop of Horrors 2

Meng Gui Xue Tang
1988 / 92m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Horror
2.0*/5.0*
The Haunted Cop Shop of Horrors 2 poster

Plain forgettable

Timeless Romance

Chiu Si Hung Yiu Oi
1998 / 95m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
Timeless Romance poster

American Shaolin

Hua Qi Shao Lin
1994 / 111m - Hong Kong
Romance, Fantasy, Action
1.5*/5.0*
American Shaolin poster

Operation Pink Squad II

Meng Gui Da Sha
1987 / 93m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Horror
1.5*/5.0*
Operation Pink Squad II poster

The Haunted Cop Shop

Meng Gui Cha Guan
1987 / 88m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Horror
1.5*/5.0*
The Haunted Cop Shop poster

Big nopes

Operation Pink Squad

Ba Wang Nu Fu Xing
1988 / 92m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Action
1.0*/5.0*
Operation Pink Squad poster

Irritation overload

A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three

Da Hua Xi You Zhong Jie Pian
2016 / 93m - China
Fantasy
0.5*/5.0*
A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three poster

Thunder Cops II

Liu Mang Chai Po
1989 / 102m - Hong Kong
Drama, Action, Crime
0.5*/5.0*
Thunder Cops II poster