MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,431 this week

Poker King (2009)
"Pou hark wong" (original title)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 296 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 8 critic

Add a Plot

Directors:

(as Chan Hing Kai) ,
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 397 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 455 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
a list of 214 titles
created 01 Nov 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 177 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Poker King" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Poker King (2009)

Poker King (2009) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Poker King.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Triple Tap (2010)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Stars: Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Charlene Choi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Terence Yin, Richie Jen
Deal I (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.

Director: Gil Cates Jr.
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, Maria Mason
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Son Donglu, a newly promoted detective teams up with Guo Zhui, fastest gunman in Tiancheng and Xiaowu, a novice policeman to investigate the mystery deaths in a bullet factory.

Director: Chi-Leung Law
Stars: Xiang Bin, Gang Chen, Hei-Yi Cheng
Accident (2009)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all.

Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
Stars: Louis Koo, Richie Jen, Shui-Fan Fung
The Mission (1999)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Chung-yin Lui
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung
Freeze Out (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

'Swingers' meets 'Rounders': A friendly poker game gets ugly when the host raises the stakes and everyone's dirty secrets are revealed.

Director: M.J. Loheed
Stars: Tom Sharpe, Laura Silverman, Greg Behrendt
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.

Director: A.W. Vidmer
Stars: Al Bernstein, Andrew N.S. Glazer, Michael Imperioli
Overheard 2 (2011)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Stars: Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, Michelle Ye
Overheard (2009)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Stars: Grace Huang, Daniel Wu, Jingchu Zhang
Throw Down (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Uno Cheuk
Jo Kuk ...
Joan
Sherwin Ming ...
Sun Casino Executive
Kitterick Yiu ...
Uno's Subordinate
Sammy Sum ...
Uno's Subordinate
Xin-Hua Chen ...
Uno's Subordinate
Wei-Lin Huang ...
Uno's Subordinate
Wong Yin Keung ...
Uno's Subordinate
Peter Lau ...
Sun Casino Executive
Boloto Wu ...
Sun Casino Executive
...
Hiro Hayama ...
Max
Joao Ramos ...
Ms. Fong's Bodyguard
Willy Yeung ...
Ms. Fong's Bodyguard
Kenny Lo ...
Ms. Fong's Bodyguard
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 2009 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Poker King  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
HK Neo Reviews: Poker King
5 April 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

An annoying and funny piece of mindless entertainment...

Pitting Lau Ching Wan and Louis Koo together and what you get is instant chemistry. The male pair have appeared in comedies from movies about women, bras, babies, commercials, products and pretty much anything you can name in the last decade. The problem with Poker King is that there are funny moments, but in between there are also plenty of annoying situations. Not to mention, the movie is over-clocked by a good 30 odd minutes. Surely, it is only a matter of time before you get bored of seeing Louis Koo and Lau Ching Wan acting like stupid 5 years old. Still the film somehow manages to passes the grade and in turn qualifies as a piece of mindless entertainment.

The movie is basically about Lau Ching Wan being the seemingly bad guy trying to take away the fortune of Louis Koo. After he succeeded, Koo is left with nothing and is forced to earn money with his two gambling hands. Koo meets girl and from there the movie goes from one cliché to another.

Cutting to the performances, it must be admitted that Louis Koo is a character that I found immensely hard to dislike. Despite acting like a kid for half the movie, Koo still manages to balance his annoyance with some degree of humour. While his little romance with Stephy Tang may seem cheesy, there is an element of cuteness that eventually translates to a workable romance. Lau Ching Wan is Lau Ching Wan. He can play any character he wants and while he obviously overacts in this scenario, Mr. Lau is still good enough without being disgusted. Then you throw in someone that I do fancy, like Kama Lo. While Kama does nothing to enhance the movie, but the eye candy factor is certainly there. For once, I am happy with Stephy Tang playing cute and there is something about her in this role that makes her far more likable than when she appears in a Patrick Kong's movie. Perhaps the single greatest moment of cinematic comedy comes in the form of a cameo by the acclaimed funny man, Lam Suet. Lam Suet single-handedly made the film better, funnier and his antics of mainland trails is just a joy to watch. A memorable scene is always a good thing.

All in all, Poker King is both funny and annoying. The gambling sequences are basically as per usual. One good technique involves the opposition poker player mimicking the other player in all aspects of their tone, voice, movements and body language. While, I think that such a technique used in at a casino, will most likely leaves you with a black eye or two. It is basically at its core, a poker face. Still, the film could've been better if they actually decide to go to the editing room. Cutting about half an hour will allow the funny parts be closer and tighter together. Another issue is that funny sequences are prolonged for no particular reason and thus losing its impact. Nevertheless, Poker King never aims to be anything more than cliché and in comparison to Wong Jing's My Wife is a Gambling Maestro; my vote goes to the two Kings of mimicking cinema...(Neo 2010)

I rate it 5/10

  • www.thehkneo.com



0 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great Movie strife_cloud_21
Discuss Poker King (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?