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Cai li fu (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 31 March 2011 (China)
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Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Chen Tianlai
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Chen Tianhong
Tin Chiu Hung ...
Chen Yingjie (as Sammy Hung)
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Ken / Takeda Shosa
Jiayin Wang ...
Xia Yufei
Wing-Kin Lau ...
Ren Sihai (as Sam Lau)
Ka-Lok Wong ...
Zho Changkong (as Stephen Wong)
Chia Yung Liu ...
Hong Style Master Liu (Special appearance) (as Jiarong Liu)
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Choyleefut Master (Special appearance) (as Yuhang Du)
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Restaurant Owner (as Ronald)
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Pushchair Lady (as Xue Bai)
Loic Basseler ...
Restaurant Thug
Zhongheng Bian ...
Marshal
Francis Boivin ...
Restaurant Thug
Cem ...
Restaurant Thug
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Having taken his father's advice, one man decides to return home in pursuit of a fresh start. While training at his father's martial arts school, he learns that his father has given consent to sell the school to a rival martial arts school. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »
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A nothing-special martial arts movie
13 June 2011 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Choy Lee Yut is a famous Chinese martial arts but I have not heard of it. Therefore, hearing that this movie is based on Choy Lee Yut, I had to give it a shot. Though the martial arts is famous, the movie is not so. I think this is a direct-to-DVD type of movie, I have not heard it showing in cinemas. Since this is a low-budget movie, do not expect excellent visuals and big fight set pieces in cool places and known movies stars like the IP man movies. Some of only noticeable stars are Sammo Hung and Dennis To although they do not appear often.

The story: It is nothing new to the martial arts genre and even the fighting scenes are just okay for a martial arts movie. There is even sappy romance between the main characters. For God's sake. The first third of the 1 hour and 32 minutes movie is okay focusing on the school and the contract of the fight competition for the school but the second third turns into a sappy puppy love story where the main characters are somehow attracted to each other. Martial arts fans will have to wait till the last third to see some real fighting in the competition. But the waiting for the competition is not well paid-off. The moves/choreography brings nothing new to the genre plus all of the horrifying slow-motion shots. And the song played during the last fight scene. What was the music composer thinking? The CGI in a few scenes is like from a cheap video game.

Overall: It is nothing new. It is just another generic low-budget martial arts movie trying to please martial arts fans. Watch this if you have the time to spare. If not, you will not be missing a lot of things.


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