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江湖最後一個大佬 (1990)
Triad Story

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 11/16/2002
Summary: Good

In a more realistic triad film, Stephen Chow surprisingly plays a well acted role along side the true star, Ko Chun. The gritty look works very well. Definitely worth watching. Not for Stephen Chows comedy fans though.


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 02/03/2002
Summary: It's got Stephen Chiau & Ng Man Tat in it, but it ain't a Chiau/Tat movie :)

It's got Stephen Chiau & Ng Man Tat on the front of the vcd, but don't let this mislead you into thinking it's a comedy... melodrama all the way, baby!

Chiau's role is quite small here - Tat's part is actually bigger (and bizarrely includes him doing an action scene!). Bigger parts are had by O Shun Hung as Chiau's father, a former Dai Lo just out of jail after 20 years, and Wu Ma and Shing Fui On as two of his former Triad boys.

The basic driving force of the movie is the young triads having no sense of respect or decency, and the old Triads coming together again to try and teach them a lesson. It's kind of an old man movie by and large... though they evidently realised that Wu Ma & Ng Man Tat weren't really adequate matches for the young Triad kids in a fight, so Billy Chow gets brought in to kick some ass.

That final fight deserves special mention - a great brutal fight, with some bone crunching stunt work. There's a few other action moments in the movie too, but not in the same league... though it is rather special seeing Ng Man Tat go psycho with an axe :)

Overall verdict - the movie is pretty enjoyable, but not in any way a classic.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: ElectraWoman
Date: 11/26/2000
Summary: 6/10-Alright, but nothing new

This film is interesting for two reasons-one, it tries to combine the then up-and-comers with veteran actors. Secondly, the reason why it was made was to discourage people from joining the Triad, and judging by the box office takings, I don't think they were particularly sucessful.

Anyways, a short summary of the film-a triad boss, released from jail after 25 years, attempts to follow the straight and narrow. He fails, however, as his past catches up with him. Someone (his daughter? I can't remember) gets kidnapped by the local gangster, and it's up to him and his old friends to rescue her.

There's some pretty funny scenes in this, especially when dealing with the generation gap between the old ex-gangsters and the newer, gun-carrying gangsters. Probably the funniest is when Ng Man-Tat, puffed out after jumping over a fence, can't be bothered and rolls down to the base of a hill. However, there's a lot of sentimentality in this, and the story isn't really engaging. It's an honest effort, but nothing to get excited about.