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My Young Auntie (1981)
"Zhang bei" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  1981 (Hong Kong)
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Wing-Hon Cheung
Tat-wah Cho ...
Ching Fu, Iron Man of Canton
Yeong-Mun Kwon
King Chu Lee
Hao-ming Liao
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Hsin Shen
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114 minutes are too many for a movie without a script
11 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

"My Young Auntie" seems to be considered a minor kung fu classic by some people, and indeed it has a lot to admire: Kara Hui is a marvel to watch in action (with each new film I see her in, I become more and more convinced that she must be one of the 5 greatest female fighters in movie history; she is also underrated in terms of beauty), Hsiao Hou makes a very compatible and playful partner / rival for her, and old-school kung fu fans are sure to get a kick out of the final fight between Liu Chia Liang and his "evil" relative. The problem is that the film barely has enough story for 14 minutes, and yet it goes on for 114! Needless to say, it feels overlong. The last half hour is non-stop fighting: this may sound good in theory, but in this case it becomes repetitive, perhaps even exhausting. Also, it's a little weird that the central character, the Auntie of the title, is almost completely written off the action during the finale. (**1/2)


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