films seen
11
average score
2.72*
nationality
Hong Kong - 64 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Inconspicuous but decent Hong Kong B-film director. His oeuvre is hardly essential cinema, but once you've gotten past the bigger names in the Hong Kong movie industry, Jingle Ma is a solid option for some shameless genre entertainment.

Solid pieces

Europe Raiders

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Ou Zhou Gong Lue
Specifics
Hong Kong [2018] - 101m
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Europe Raiders poster

Jingle Ma slowed down considerably, but like most Hong Kong directors late comeback are par for the course. Europe Raiders is the third film in the franchise and those who have seen the previous films will know what to expect. Slick, silly and expensive entertainment that is a blast to watch, but has poor longevity.

Butterfly Lovers

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Mo Hup Leung Juk
Specifics
Hong Kong [2008] - 102m
Genre
Romance, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Butterfly Lovers poster

The inoffensive

Mulan

by Jingle Ma, Wei Dong
Also known as
Hua Mulan
Specifics
USA, China [2009] - 114m
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Mulan poster

Goodbye, Mr. Cool

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Gau Lung Bing Sat
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 101m
Genre
Drama, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Goodbye, Mr. Cool poster

Para Para Sakura

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Pa-la Pa-la Ying Ji Fa
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 101m
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Musical
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Para Para Sakura poster

Tokyo Raiders

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Dong Jing Gong Lüe
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 118m
Genre
Action, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Tokyo Raiders poster

Worthy but flawed

Speed Angels

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Ji Su Tian Shi
Specifics
China [2011] - 111m
Genre
Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Speed Angels poster

Simple race flick that is more than happy to stick to the genre clichés. Ma brought together some Pan-Asian talent, but no real A-listers. The plot is very basic, the drama doesn't really work and the CG is a little distracting. The pacing is nice though and the film does have its moments, but in the end this is little more than random filler.

Seoul Raiders

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Han Cheng Gong Lüe
Specifics
South Korea, Hong Kong [2005] - 95m
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Seoul Raiders poster

Hot War

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Waan Ying Dak Gung
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 93m
Genre
Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Hot War poster

Dubious filler

Love You You

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Xia Ri Le You You
Specifics
Hong Kong [2011] - 92m
Genre
Romance
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Love You You poster

A mediocre romantic drama that lacks charm and likeable characters. It tries to compensate with an idyllic setting and some pretty young faces, but in the end that doesn't really cut it. It's not the worst film and it does provide some easy entertainment, but there are better films out there that offer exactly the same ingredients, only prepared by a better cook.

Plain forgettable

Summer Holiday

by Jingle Ma
Also known as
Ha Yat Dik Mo Mo Cha
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 98m
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Summer Holiday poster