Kung Fu Hustle

China, Hong Kong (2004), πŸ•’ 99 min

It has a fantastic visual style, hilarious humor, crazy action, plenty pop cultural references and homages, and iconic characters (how awesome is the landlady?). I had a smile on my face from beginning to end.

  • Koalometer 76,5% 76,5%
  • Easy to watch 93% 93%

Did you know

In an August 2010 interview with GQ magazine, Bill Murray praised Kung Fu Hustle, saying it is “the supreme achievement of the modern age in terms of comedy” and that “there should have been a day of mourning for American comedy the day that movie came out”.

Did you know

Surpassed Shaolin Soccer (2001) in February 2005 to become the highest-grossing Hong Kong-made movie in Hong Kong. As of 2005, this film was the widest cinematic release of a foreign language film in the USA.

Did you know

The quote used “With great power comes great responsibility” is a direct reference to Uncle Ben from Spider Man.
PLOT
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious “Axe Gang” while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
CAST

Stephen Chow

Director &Β Sing

Wah Yuen

Landlord

Qiu Yuen

Landlady

Xiaogang Feng

Crocodile Gang Boss

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Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton meet Quentin Tarantino and Bugs Bunny.

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LET'S PLAY A GAME, take a shot or smoke a joint (or BOTH) whenever:
– The Landlady yells – make it a double for the “Lion’s Roar”
– someone says “Kung-Fu”
– you see a lollipop
– someone gets kicked or punched
– axes are talked about or seen
– someone uses an insult such as “numbskull of four eyes”
– someone says “Master”
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