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A good movie with some tremendously funny situational comedy scenes.

7/10
Author: vonvegas from Las Vegas
5 March 2000

The comparison to Inspector Clouseau is way off the mark. Inspector Chu (Chocolate) does not work independently or stumble on clues blindly as Clouseau did. He is the straight man for his two assistants. It's his quick thinking instead of lack of thought that pulls his team through.

One member being a young Anita Mui who doesn't use her high kick or show any of the skills she exhibits in later movies. She is the Superintendent's daughter and is assigned to Inspector Chocolate after his bungling an arrest and demotion to less important assignments. These new duties are commensurate with keeping the daughter out of harms way.

A missing child becomes a kidnapping and it takes Inspector Chocolate's quick thinking to bail out his teams miscues. The movie moves at a good clip keeping one entertained. There are some situational comedy scenes, like during a stake out of the ransom drop, that will cause some belly laughs. Another memorable scene involves Inspector Chocolate trying to save face while being raked over the coals by the Superintendent.

The characters are all likable and blend together well. This is a cop movie without any Kung fu action, unbelievable heroics or unnecessary body count. It's just a fun movie.

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Hui Brothers (Michael and Ricky) comedy fest: The Chocolate Inspector.

8/10
Author: Miyagis_Sweaty_wifebeater (sirjosephu@aol.com) from Sacramento, CA
25 August 2005

The Chocolate Inspector (1986) was one of the last films to prominently feature the Hui brothers (Michael and Ricky). Micheal stars as a laid back Hong Kong Inspector who has a very big sweet tooth. he just wants to do his job and kick back. A new kid on the block (Michael Chow) wants to take up all the spotlight and make Michael look like the fool. One day Chief Chiao (Roy Chiao) wants Michael to take his daughter (Anita Mui) under his wing. One day, the three of them get the biggest case of their lives. A young girl from a prominent family get's kidnapped. Will the Chocolate Inspector and his crew solve the case? If you want to watch a funny movie that doesn't rely on cheap shots and toilet humor, you have to watch The Chocolate Inspector! Check out Elvis Tsui and his mean looking mullet.

Highly recommended.

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An uplifting crime comedy from Hong Kong!

10/10
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA
9 January 2015

This is a crime comedy starring Michael Hui as Inspector Chu, who is a bumbling police detective but nonetheless get assigned to find the kidnapped son of TV star Mrs. Lin (Sibelle Hui). Aiding Chu in the case is his snack-loving colleague Egg-Tart (Ricky Hui) and the Chief Inspector's daughter, Chiao-Chiao (Anita Mui).

As with most if not all films involving Michael Hui, comedy and humor are in abundance - tastefully done and certainly entertaining. Philip Chan did a great job directing and kept the plot going at a fast paced and assembled an endearing cast of characters. Michael and his brother Ricky make a great time as always. Anita Mui provided a bubbly, hilarious but committed detective role and Sibelle Hu provided a heartfelt and motherly role as Mrs. Lin.

The main plot of the detectives trying to locate the missing child is suspenseful and captivating and keeps you engaged throughout the movie. At the same time, the innocent of the children and the care-freeness/lightheartedness the detectives display to the worried family of the missing kid is heartwarming.

It's classic comedy missed in with drama, action and adventures. A must-see movie of any fan of Hong Kong films!

Grade A

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A Hong Kong version of a bumbling cop movie

6/10
Author: david-sarkies from Australia
25 January 2013

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

If one wants to watch a strange Hong Kong movie then Inspector Chocolate is one of them. In one way it is a lot like a typical American movie, but on the other hand it is strange enough to sit in a league of its own. Inspector Chocolate is a movie about two incompetent detectives who have to look after a beauty queen who wants to promote the police force and is the daughter of the chief. The problem arises when the beauty queen wants to play police officer but she is not allowed to injure herself least she loose the beauty contest.

This movie deals with TV stars. Two of the main characters are famous TV stars, the beauty queen and the host of a daytime cooking show. The host has twins and one of them is kidnapped and there is no clue, except a description of Jesus, as to who did that. When the description is taken a statue of Jesus is nearby so the police assume that the brother described the statue instead of the kidnapper.

Inspector Chocolate is not a thinking movie, it is a comedy cop movie about bungling cops who have to solve a kidnapping case. The movie is full of clichés, namely the vicious chief, the cool detective that is always better than Inspector Chocolate, and a mad villain. The villain doesn't make an appearance until the end, though there is a plot reason for this as he is not interested in money but he wants a child.

The movie is quite funny in places but it drags on in the end. The Hong Kong atmosphere in this movie adds a little life to the movie, and the comedy is quite well done. Still, Inspector Chocolate turns out to be nothing more than a Hong Kong version of the typical American cop show.

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