films seen
12
average score
3.41*
nationality
Hong Kong - 60 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

The funniest man in Hong Kong. Both as an actor, as well as a director, Chow left his mark on Hong Kong comedy cinema. His sense of humor is somewhat of an acquired taste, but Chow proved his work has plenty of international appeal.

The good stuff

God of Cookery

Sik San
1996 / 95m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
4.0*/5.0*
God of Cookery poster

From Beijing with Love

Gwok Chaan Ling Ling Chat
1994 / 84m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Thriller
4.0*/5.0*
From Beijing with Love poster

Shaolin Soccer

Siu Lam Juk Kau
2001 / 113m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Sport
Shaolin Soccer poster

It's a good thing Shoalin Soccer is this much fun, because beyond its successful comedy aspect it's clear the film is somewhat lacking.

Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu
2004 / 99m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
Kung Fu Hustle poster

Fun and entertaining Stephen Chow film that delivers a perfect blend of Chow's trademark comedy with some martial arts ass kicking. An army of familiar faces, some hilarious action scenes and of course Chow himself add up to a film that is hard not to love. One of Chow's clear highlights, which makes this a must-see for fans of comedy.

CJ7

Cheung Gong 7 Hou
2008 / 86m - Hong Kong
Comedy
CJ7 poster

A film that could charm you as easily as it could disappoint you. Chow is enough of a director to pull it off, but those wanting another typical Chow comedy will be left with empty hands.

Solid pieces

The Mermaid

Mei Ren Yu
2016 / 94m - China
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
3.5*/5.0*
The Mermaid poster

King of Comedy

Hei Kek Ji Wong
1999 / 89m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Romance
3.5*/5.0*
King of Comedy poster

Forbidden City Cop

Daai Laap Mat Taam 008
1996 / 89m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
3.5*/5.0*
Forbidden City Cop poster

The inoffensive

The New King of Comedy

Xin Xiju Zhi Wang
2019 / 91m - China
Comedy, Drama
3.0*/5.0*
The New King of Comedy poster

Chow and Yau return with a Mainland remake of Chow's own King of Comedy. The original isn't my favorite Chow and this remake doesn't improve on it. There are a few chuckles and it's clear Chow grew as a director, but in the process the silliness that set his work apart seems to have gone lost. Not bad, not great either.

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.

Love on Delivery

Po Huai Zhi Wang
1994 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Action
3.0*/5.0*
Love on Delivery poster

Plain forgettable

Journey to the West

Xi You Xiang Mo Pian
2013 / 110m - China
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Journey to the West poster