Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Kung Fu Hustle - Capsule

Stephen Chow has crafted a marvelously entertaining piece of pop art. Equal parts Chuck Jones, Buster Keaton, Bubsy Berkeley and Bruce Lee, Kung Fu Hustle tows every line perfectly. Chow recently had his Shaolin Soccer butchered by Miramax in the film's U.S. release. Luckily, Sony Pictures Classics has left Chow's original vision intact, and it's truly a sight to behold.

Musical interludes, violent duels, spastic comedy...Kung Fu Hustle is the genre-mashing delight that American audiences have needed. I hope it does well.

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