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A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

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Kuan Tai Chen ...
Baldy Bai
Luxia Jiang ...
Tie Mei
Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
Laughing Buddha
Hark-On Fung ...
Scruffy Chou
Michelle Hu ...
Tie Ju
Mei Lin Mo ...
Brother Tiger
Fengchao Liu ...
Shinji Tsutsumi
Yongchen Liu ...
Mystery Man
Yi-Yi Yang ...
Little Flora
Junjie Mao ...
Sheng Xiangjun
Jiaolong Sun ...
Hei Mao
Duo Ba ...
Drunken Chun
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A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

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28 July 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

As much as I enjoy Asian movie, "Once Upon a Time in Shanghai" just never caught my interest. The movie was pointless and it was lacking a proper storyline, which meant the movie lost my interest fast and was drifting further and further away.

40 minutes into the strenuous ordeal I simply gave up, seeing no point in suffering through this movie anymore and I went to watch something else.

The story, at least from what I caught from what I watched, was about people coming to Shanghai to make a living for themselves, but many ended up as gangsters and in a world of violence. And a young man with a particularly strong right hand, leaves you to wonder how that hand got to strong, is about to set them all straight.

Right, nothing overly interesting there. And it didn't help one bit that the characters were one-dimension and never once really invoked any kind of bond with the audience.

The fight scenes were alright, though. Not memorable, but adequate. But it was hardly enough to make it worth suffering through this movie.

If you enjoy Asian movies, there are far better choices available on the market, and I can't really find a single reason for recommending "Once Upon a Time in Shanghai" to anyone.

A mere 2 out of 10 stars from me.


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