Monday, May 02, 2005

Kung Fu Hustle (***1/2)

Kung Fu Hustle is many things. It is a rip-roaring action flick, a highly stylized and absurd comedy, a gangster pic, and a live action Looney Tunes cartoon. Its director and star, Stephen Chow, is, in my humble opinion, the best Asian import since Chinese food. His first film to cross over to the U.S., Shaolin Soccer, was a funny and winning little sports/kung fu comedy. With Kung Fu Hustle, Chow has stepped up his game and taken on a more ambititious effort. This movie pulses with the pure, unadulterated joy of putting on a show. The action is absurd, the characters exaggerated, and the storytelling frantic, but the viewer is left grinning ear to ear the entire time. Great entertainment, in the best sense of the word.


At 6:56 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

You snuck in the word "tit" again, John. Re-read your post. Don't edit it out! As if your Sales notes weren't dirty enough.

At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John loves those Felicititties.


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