• Kung Fu Hustle (2005)

Kung Fu Hustle

Release Date: April 8th, 2005

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

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 , Wah Yuen , Qiu Yuen , Xiaogang Feng , Kwok-Kwan Chan , Zhihua Dong , Tze Chung Lam

Director: Stephen Chow

Genres: Action , Comedy , Crime , Fantasy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia,Huayi Brothers Media,Taihe Film Investment Co. Ltd.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With a delirious mix of the sublime and the silly, Hong Kong comedy king Stephen Chow Sing-chi has taken the kung fu comedy genre to new heights of chop-socky hilarity. show more

  • 100
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    Chow's savagely funny cinematic love letter places Hong Kong legends Yuen Wah, Leung Siu Lung and former Bond girl Yuen Qiu in well-cast pivotal parts, establishing Kung Fu Hustle not only as an endearing homage to a genre's history, but an astonishing piece of cinema in its own right. show more

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Gut-Bustingly funny moves are pretty rare, so hustle over to Kung Fu Hustle, actor-director Ste phen Chow's exhilaratingly hilarious and affectionate send-up of Hong Kong action flicks. show more

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