films seen
26
average score
3.03*
nationality
China - 75 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Hong Kong's primary action choreographer, though he also directed a few martial arts masterpieces of his own. Not the most unique or gifted director of the bunch, but when it comes to kick-ass action sequences there are few who can best him.

The good stuff

Iron Monkey

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Siu Nin Wong Fei Hung Ji Tit Ma Lau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 90 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Iron Monkey poster

Iron Monkey is a film that doesn't disappoint. There's enough creativity, silliness and genuine love for the genre to keep me coming back for more.

True Legend

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Su Qi-Er
Specifics
China [2010] - 116 mins
Genre
Martial Arts
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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True Legend poster

The 3-way story split might be a bit of a gamble, but looking back I actually enjoyed the extra depth it brought to the film.

Twin Warriors

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Tai Ji Zhang San Feng
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 96 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action, Thriller
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Twin Warriors poster

Solid pieces

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Ye Wen Wai Zhuan: Zhang Tian Zhi
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2018] - 107 mins
Genre
Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy poster

A fun Ip Man spin-off. Yuen always was a better action choreographer than he was a director though, and it shows. Not serious enough to be a great crime flick, not fun enough to be a great martial arts epic. It's definitely not a bad film, there's a lot of fun to be had, but it lacks the refinement of a bona fide masterpiece.

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Qi Men Dun Jia
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2017] - 113 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia poster

The Beautiful Secret Agent

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Wing Chun
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 96 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Beautiful Secret Agent poster

Heroes among Heroes

by Chin-Chung Chan, Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
So Hak-Yi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 91 mins
Genre
Drama, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Heroes among Heroes poster

Drunken Tai-Chi

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Siu Tai Gik
Specifics
Hong Kong [1984] - 91 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Drunken Tai-Chi poster

The Miracle Fighters

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Qi Men Dun Jia
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 95 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Miracle Fighters poster

Magnificent Butcher

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Lin Shi Rong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 108 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Magnificent Butcher poster

Drunken Master

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Jui Kuen
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 111 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Drunken Master poster

The inoffensive

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Wo Hu Cang Long 2: Qing Ming Bao Jian
Specifics
USA, China [2016] - 96 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny poster

Tai Chi Boxer

by Hsin-Yen Chang, Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Tai Ji Quan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1996] - 96 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Tai Chi Boxer poster

Fire Dragon

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Huo Yun Chuan Qi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 90 mins
Genre
Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Fire Dragon poster

In the Line of Duty 4

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Huang Jia Shi Jie Zhi IV: Zhi Ji Zheng Ren
Specifics
Hong Kong [1989] - 94 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
In the Line of Duty 4 poster

Mismatched Couples

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Ching Fung Dik Sau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1985] - 95 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Mismatched Couples poster

Dreadnaught

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Yong Zhe Wu Ju
Specifics
Hong Kong [1981] - 91 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action, Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Dreadnaught poster

The Buddhist Fist

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Fo Zhang Luo Han Quan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1980] - 90 mins
Genre
Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Buddhist Fist poster

Dance of the Drunk Mantis

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Nan Bei Zui Quan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1979] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Dance of the Drunk Mantis poster

Worthy but flawed

Tiger Cage 3

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Leng Mian Ju Ji Dhou
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 98 mins
Genre
Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Tiger Cage 3 poster

Secret Master

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Huo Yuan-Jia
Specifics
Hong Kong [1982] - 89 mins
Genre
Action, History
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Secret Master poster

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Se Ying Diu Sau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1978] - 90 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow poster

Dubious filler

Tiger Cage 2

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Sai Hak Chin
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 95 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action, Thriller, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Tiger Cage 2 poster

Tiger Cage

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Te Jing Tu Long
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 92 mins
Genre
Drama, Action, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Tiger Cage poster

The Close Encounters of Vampire

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Jiang Shi Pa Pa
Specifics
Hong Kong, Taiwan [1986] - 72 mins
Genre
Comedy, Action, Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Close Encounters of Vampire poster

Woo-ping Yuen tried to cash on the vampire hype, but his attempt feels flimsy and rushed. Some mediocre martial arts, extremely over-the-top performances and loud comedy make this a forgettable affair. The fast pacing and some random weirdness kept me watching, but this is easily one of Yuen's worst films.

Plain forgettable

The Red Wolf

by Woo-ping Yuen
Also known as
Hu Meng Wei Long
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 92 mins
Genre
Action
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Red Wolf poster