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      Chinese Odyssey 2002

      2002 1h 45m History Drama Action Comedy List
      Reviews 72% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A ne'er-do-well (Tony Leung) sets out to find a husband for his sister (Wei Zhao) and befriends a princess who is posing as a man. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Lau manages his humor without trying so hard, and the jokes slide through easily; he also masters the high gloss romance, plus one dazzling fight scene. Oct 10, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The director of Kung Fu Hustle follows up his Chinese Odyssey success without Stephen Chow. The Hong Kong Critics Society voted this best film of 2002? Being familiar with the 1959 opera this parodies probably helps a lot. It's a silly romcom with some funny parts, but I'm definitely not the target audience. The Hong Kong Film Award for best film was... Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Lau manages his humor without trying so hard, and the jokes slide through easily; he also masters the high gloss romance, plus one dazzling fight scene. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Simpatico, ma non esaltante Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Li Yilong (Tony Leung) is the town bully, known for his boorish manners and reckless attitude which have endeared him to no one. His sister Phoenix (Vicki Zhao) has a curious penchant for cross-dressing. Princess Wushuang (Faye Wong) runs away from her palace and disguises herself as a man while Emperor Zheng De (Chang Chen), her brother, leaves the palace in search of her. If ever a film showed the difference between Chinese cinema and American....'Chinese Odyssey' sums up perfectly why foreign films have become so popular. Part rom com, part comedy, part cross dressing, and part plain silly - This is fresh and entertaining, and a must see. And don't get confused......This has nothing to do with the pretty lame 'Chinese Odyssey Part 1 Pandora's box' or part 2 'Cinderella'. Surprisingly just like the 'Chinese Ghost trilogies' there are lots of films with nearly the same title! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Ok, Maybe there is such thing as Chinese humor and Eastern humor, and maybe I shouldn't call it a bad humor here, but I think I can distinguish between a good movie and a bad one, a good acting and poor acting. And as far as bad ones - there is plenty of them in China, in Russia or in US. Always will be. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A marvelous, surprisimg blend of nonsense humour, musical and Shakespearean comedy of roles and wuxia working like a charm and showimg beautiful cinematography. It's true, it's romantic and make you want to marry as pink comedies didn't manage to do from at least a decade. Funky and gawdy, feel the power of Love! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A ne'er-do-well (Tony Leung) sets out to find a husband for his sister (Wei Zhao) and befriends a princess who is posing as a man.
      Director
      Jeffrey Lau
      Producer
      Kar-Wai Wong
      Genre
      History, Drama, Action, Comedy
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 20, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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