MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 653 this week

All's Well, Ends Well 2012 (2012)
"Baat seng bou hei" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  19 January 2012 (Hong Kong)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 236 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 8 critic

Four men go on a heroic mission to help four women and wind up experiencing a series of mishaps.

Director:

Writers:

, (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW

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

list image
a list of 262 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 679 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: All's Well, Ends Well 2012 (2012)

All's Well, Ends Well 2012 (2012) on IMDb 5.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of All's Well, Ends Well 2012.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Satan Returns (1996)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Women born on the 6th June are being killed around Hong Kong. There is a lunatic on the loose. Ching, a police psychologist, looks to be the next victim. She is suffering from terrifying ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Lun Lam
Stars: Chingmy Yau, Francis Ng, Donnie Yen
Iron Monkey 2 (1996)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Donnie Yen fights a deadly assassin named Tiger Yu and teaming a band of insurrectionists battling a malevolent gang of weapons smugglers.

Director: Lu Chiang Chao
Stars: Donnie Yen, Billy Chow, Ma Wu
Black Rose II (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: Jeffrey Lau, Corey Yuen
Stars: Nancy Sit, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng, Jan Lamb
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Fist of Fury (TV Series 1995)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this television series adaptation of the Bruce Lee movie, Chen Zhen is a young farmer whose family has been killed by thieves. Along with his sister, he goes to Shanghai to find a way to... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Yen, Yung Kwan, Xin Xin Xiong
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In Hong Kong, a weapon dealer has a special computer chip, which is needed to build a secret missile. He is trying to sell it to a foreign goverment. The local secret police, the CIA and an... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Yip
Stars: Sharla Cheung, Carrie Ng, Donnie Yen
Special ID (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok
Stars: Donnie Yen, Tian Jing, Andy On
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Stars: Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Li Sun
Ip Man (2008)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan
Noodle Man (2016)
Action

A cop-turned-noodle shop owner finds a new lease on life in New York's Chinatown when a Chinese drug lord --- responsible for the death of the former's partner during a botched mission 15 years ago --- walks into his life.

Director: Daming Chen
Stars: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh
Ip Man 3 (2016)
Action | Biography | Drama
Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Donnie Yen, Patrick Tam, Jin Zhang
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

'Blackie' Tat looks for a new Saint of Gamblers, and finds him in the form of a dimwitted mainlander.

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Eric Kot, Chingmy Yau, Man Tat Ng
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gong Linna ...
Xia Fan
...
Carl Tam
Chi-Fung Tang ...
MC / Tall Guy
Cherrie Ying ...
Carl's Girlfriend
Bak-Ming Wong ...
Richard
Man-No Chen ...
Sofia
Matt Chow ...
Lawyer Yi
Hiro Hayama ...
Spungehuff
Karena Ng ...
Carmen
Suet Lam ...
Bing-Kun
Bing-Chun Chan ...
Helmet
Hoffman Cheng ...
Clayhead (as Sai-Ho Cheng)
Singh Hartihan Bitto ...
Curry (as Bitto)
...
Holland Kin
Kei-Ching Cham ...
Boss's Daughter
Edit

Storyline

Four men go on a heroic mission to help four women and wind up experiencing a series of mishaps.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 2012 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

All's Well, Ends Well  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of The Eighth Happiness (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Tin choi baak ci mung
Composed by Samuel Hui
Lyrics by Samuel Hui
Performed by Donnie Yen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Every bit as enjoyable and hilarious as a Chinese New Year movie should be, this is your sure-fire bet at a feel-good time
17 January 2012 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Another Lunar New Year, another 'All's Well Ends Well' movie- but really if they are as high-spirited as this year's entry, we wouldn't mind if they went on for many more years to come. Reuniting the star-studded cast of last year's entry, as well as the writing/ directing duo of Chan Hing-Ka and Janet Chun, this year's 'All's Well Ends Well' is in fact the most consistently and unexpectedly entertaining entry since the franchise was rebooted four years ago by producer Raymond Wong.

And as usual, Wong himself plays one of the four main lead characters in the movie, this time as a recently divorced lawyer trying to win the affection of his teenage daughter (Karena Ng from 'Magic to Win'). Depressed that she refuses to speak with him, he takes up an online offer to be father to a rich young girl Cecilia (Yan Ni) in order that she be able to choose among three suitors. In turn, he comes up with several ways to test the sincerity of their love for Cecilia, including inviting them to a game of mahjong in a haunted house- where Wong gets to riff on his 'Happy Ghost' screen persona- and surrounding them with female company at a karaoke nightclub.

Through the same website, a romantic novelist Hugo (Chapman To doing an obvious impersonation of director Peter Chan) accepts an offer to befriend Charmaine, a blind dancer from an orphanage. Hugo (or Qin Cheng-Wu as his pen name goes) is nursing a sore ego from his publisher's blunt but honest words that he isn't the dashing handsome persona of his books, so making friends with a member of the opposite sex might just be the medicine he needs. In the process, Hugo proves to be quite the man with the gentle heart, tapping on her imagination and her other senses to create the experience of going to the beach and standing on top of the highest building in the world.

Meanwhile, a physically buff and therefore confident Holland Kin (Louis Koo) agrees to model for a photographer Julie Sun (Kelly Chen)- though because of his inexperience, Julie takes the advice of her mentor Shalala (previous series regular Ronald Cheng in a cameo) and pretends to be enamoured with him in order to get him more at ease with his masculinity in front of the camera. Naïve as he is, Kin falls in love with Julie- and in one of the most hilarious sequences of the film, picks up tips from his fellow co-workers (among them character actor Lam Suet) on how to proposition her with both an 'invitation' gift and a 'make-up' gift.

Last but not least among the lead characters is Carl Tam (Donnie Yen), a singer formerly of the band Moment who doesn't realise that he- like his '90s rock star getup- is way past his prime. Carl offers to help Chelsia (Sandra Ng), another has-been singer who was one half of an all-female duo until her unceremonious fall on stage during a live performance. Chelsia has since all but given up on her career, preferring instead to rely on her sometimes abusive boyfriend for cash- though after trying but failing to chase her out of his apartment where she insists on bumming until she can find her own place, Carl begins to see an opportunity for the both of them to regain his past glory.

Forming a loose connection among the four disparate stories is the website from which these random strangers get to meet their respective other halves, simply called 'Baoxi.com' in line with the title of the film. We'd admit that it sounds a little contrived, but at least both writers are savvy enough not to purposely shoehorn the individual stories at the end so all the actors and their characters can share the same screen.

You don't expect as well for each of the stories to be as well-developed as the other, and the two that stand out are Donnie Yen and Louis Koo's portions. While his earlier comedic turn in last year's 'All's Well Ends Well' was simply content to poke fun at his iconic 'Ip Man' by getting him to play a makeup artist with the trademark moves, Hing-Ka and Janet have thankfully created quite the original character here for him to flex a different set of muscles. Not only does he get to sing some signature Sam Hui tunes like天才與白痴(or literally 'Idiot or Genius'), Donnie also gets to dance Bollywood-style- and the gongfu actor is a hoot hamming it as the rocker, whether singing or dancing, with a deep passion for his genre of music.

Donnie's stoic demeanour fits his character like a glove, and complements Sandra Ng's brilliantly understated turn. Sandra proves once again her worth as a true-blue comedian, and her faux-80s MV with Kristal Tin as the other half of the pop duo is a sheer delight. Ditto for Louis Koo's over-the-top performance ribbing his own macho man image, posing and preening for Kelly Chen's photographer in some of the most exaggerated manners. The rest of the cast are somewhat hemmed in by their less interesting characters, but their jolly aura- as well as that of the list of cameos (Ronald, previous series director Vincent Kok, Lee Heung-Kam and Ha Cheung Chau)- is still as infectious.

And indeed, the fact that 'All's Well Ends Well 2012' leaves you with a big smile and in a jocular spirit is reason enough to catch it. Sure the ending is predictably happily-ever-after and the plotting is a tad too convenient at times- but the jokes mostly hit their mark, and the cast are just too enjoyable a crowd to resist. It's a sure-fire for a feel- good- perhaps even feel-great- time in the cinemas, and you'll probably be hard-pressed to find another just as excellent way to 抱喜 (or literally 'hug joy') this festive season.


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

Message Boards

Discuss All's Well, Ends Well 2012 (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?