• Big Bullet

    Feb 23, 2015

    Although the state of Hong Kong cinema is much approved now, it’s hard to forget the wretched state just a few years ago. ‘Big Bullet’ really stood out when it was released and remains a class act.

  • Black Mask

    Feb 23, 2015

    The action is still impressive, and deserves 4 stars, but the direction, annoying camera work and lack of real plot drag it down into the 3 star category.

  • Bloodfist VIII: Hard Way Out

    Oct 25, 2017

    ‘Hard Way Out’ is a sloppily cobbled together mess that is littered with awful genre cliches and a collection of very bad actors.

  • Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘Bloodsport II’ is an improvement over its predecessor due to the greater quantity (and quality) of the action.

  • Bloodsport III

    Feb 24, 2015

    Bernhardt puts in another solid performance, proving his abilities as a screen fighter with a certain charisma. Unfortunately, everything else is totally forgettable.

  • Dr. Wai In “The Scripture With No Words”

    Mar 8, 2015

    The action is about only thing that makes ‘Dr. Wai’ worth watching, with Li on typically fine form for a couple of battles with some interesting opponents.

  • Dragon From Shaolin

    Mar 8, 2015

    On paper, this looked a winner: Yuen Biao in an Indiana Jones role fighting an assortment of villains in search of an ancient relic. On celluloid though, this is a grand turkey.

  • First Option

    Mar 13, 2015

    ‘First Option’ is definitely a high scorer on the cheese scale, but luckily it’s also loaded with some original action scenes that make it worth your while.

  • First Strike

    Mar 13, 2015

    Vitally, ‘First Strike’ is still full of the energy and invention that leaves so many other action films pale in comparison.

  • Fists Of Legends 2: Iron Bodyguards

    Mar 13, 2015

    This is, in all honestly, a very bad film. However, if it were purely being judged on the action, then it would easily gain 3 stars.

  • Forbidden City Cop

    Mar 14, 2015

    Avid fans of Chow Sing-Chi’s humour can also rest assured as this is one of his sharpest films.

  • God Of Gamblers 3 – The Early Stage

    Mar 19, 2015

    The film has neither the charm or magic of the original ‘God Of Gamblers’ and fails to competently put together a back story that is worthy of its hero.

  • Hard Gun

    Mar 22, 2015

    The only reason I can find to recommend it is to see a young Tony Jaa in action, but even this isn’t enough of a reason to sit through all of the surrounding “comedy” sequences.

  • King Of Robbery

    Apr 4, 2015

    Even though he has very little to work with, Simon Yam still manages to impress with his portrayal of yet another mean and moody criminal mastermind.

  • Lost And Found

    Apr 14, 2015

    Director Lee Chi Ngai has crafted a film that contains some scenes of immense beauty that will stay with the discerning viewer for weeks after watching them.

  • Once Upon A Time In Triad Society

    May 7, 2015

    ‘Once Upon A Time In Triad Society’ is a great little movie, purely down to Francis Ng in what must be one of his greatest roles.

  • Riot

    May 18, 2015

    Admittedly the acting isn’t great and you’ve seen it all done better elsewhere, but if you’re in the right mood then it can definitely provide a fun night off for your brain.

  • Satan Returns

    Sep 17, 2016

    ‘Satan Returns’ can’t decide if it’s a serious dark thriller or a goofy over-the-top action horror combo.

  • Shall We Dance?

    May 22, 2015

    Masayuki Suo has constructed an often hilarious comedy mixed with a tender kernel that proves to be irresistible.

  • Sworn To Justice

    Jun 7, 2015

    I would not recommend this to anyone but die-hard Rothrock fans, and those curious enough to see Kurt McKinney in action after so many years. Otherwise, steer clear.

  • Tai Chi II

    Jun 7, 2015

    ‘Tai Chi II’ features an average plot and some unnecessary over-the-top moments, but is a decent effort that usually earns little attention from Hong Kong film fans.

  • Thanks For Your Love

    Jun 10, 2015

    Normally the framework of such a film is at least clichéd, but here it is simply bizarre and uninvolving.

  • The God Of Cookery

    Mar 31, 2015

    Not only does it contain some of Stephen Chow’s most finely honed comedy, but it also sees him giving one of his more heartfelt and dramatic performances.

  • The Hero Of Swallow

    Mar 24, 2015

    ‘The Hero Of Swallow’ retains a few likeable old-school qualities that just about save it from falling below the three star mark.