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This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his uncle, accidentally sending him to the year 1937, in Shanghai. This is a year crucial in Sing's family history, and he must use his powers play a part that has irrevocable effects on his present and future, while trying to find a way back to home, the year 1991. Written by
The Ding Lik character first appeared as one of the main characters of the 1980 TVB mobster drama The Bund. It was in that series that Ray Lui originated the role of Ding Lik, which he reprised in this film. Notably, Yun-Fat Chow, the star of Dou san (1989), was also one of the primary stars of The Bund, and his Bund character Hui Man Keung is mentioned in this film, although the character does not appear in the film because he is dead. See more »
The English title of this Hong Kong film is God of Gamblers III: Back in Shanghai. However, the God of Gamblers himself (Chow Yun-Fat) is not in the film and the story mainly centers around Chow Sing Cho the "Saint of Gamblers" (Stephen Chow). Here, his powers and his Uncle Tat (Ng Man Tat) causes Sing to inadvertently to travel back in time in 1937 to Shanghai.
While the premise for the film sets a potentially intriguing story, the gambling excitement, which is a must in these films, is lost, unfortunately, in the uninteresting time-travel subplot and the acting suffers from screwball jokes and goofy humor. Much of the action and "tense" moments in the film were overkill, I think, and some of the actors like the hilarious actress Wong Wan-Si was underused. There is not much suspense going on in the film, and the intrigue level does not match that of the original God of Gamblers and Saint of Gamblers movies because of the acting and slow-moving plot.
It's nice seeing Stephen Chow return to his role though, as well as him partnering up with Ng Man Tat once again and seeing lead actresses Gong Li and Sandra Ng make appearances. However, this is one of the less exciting God of Gamblers sequels and it won't hurt to skip over this one.
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