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Kung Fu HustleIt is 1940';s China, and gangs rule the city. The story revolves around a hapless wannabe gangster who aspires to become a member of the notorious 'Axe Gang'. A slum called Pig Sty Alley is the only area safe from the Axes because the people there are so poor. Soon, wannabe gangster Sing and his pal Bone attempt to extort money out of a barber and fail, drawing the real Axe Gang to Pig Sty. But the eccentric landlords turn out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise and soon the two sides are enemies. What will Sing choose? Become a mobster or save the day?
Actors of "Kung Fu Hustle"
Characters of "Kung Fu Hustle"
Directors of "Kung Fu Hustle"Stephen ChowBirthdate: 22 June 1962, Hong Kong
Creators of "Kung Fu Hustle"Stephen ChowBirthdate: 22 June 1962, Hong KongKan-Cheung Tsang
Critic Reviews of "Kung Fu Hustle"David Ansen NewsweekNovember 01, 2007
So disarmingly eager to please that only a stone-faced kung fu purist could object.Desson Thomson Washington PostMay 20, 2005
Kung Fu Hustle snaps and crackles like nuclear popcorn on a scorching griddle.Ann Hornaday Washington PostApril 22, 2005
But for all its stylishness, verve and moments of visual poetry, the relentlessly punishing slapstick and overall cruel tone left me cold.Geoff Pevere Toronto StarApril 22, 2005
Retrieving the martial arts movie from the gentrified middlebrow tastefulness of movies like House of Flying Daggers is only one item on Kung Fu Hustle's agenda.Sam Ho Film Comment MagazineNovember 19, 2013
Chow is a genius in generating extraordinary drama from the familiar.Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema CrazedApril 29, 2009
A smart and very funny action comedy that will really knock your socks off.Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.comApril 16, 2009
The ever-shifting genre of martial arts films takes on yet another variation with writer/director/actor Stephen Chow's CGI spectacle infused comic Kung Fu adventure.Mark Halverson Sacramento News & ReviewAugust 07, 2008
Gravity takes a backseat to levity.Joe Lozito Big Picture Big SoundDecember 27, 2007
Keeps the gags flying almost as rapidly as the fists.Ken Tucker New York Magazine/VultureMay 12, 2006
Chow's movie may seem nutty on the surface, but its slyness, its dreamy unfolding of so many moods and genres, becomes intoxicating.Tasha Robinson AV ClubSeptember 26, 2005
A film where special effects erase physics and the constraints of the human body, there's absolutely no telling what will come next.
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