Reviews

Drunken Master

4

Chop-socky gets sozzled in Drunken Master, the kung fu flick that saved Jackie Chan from obscurity and introduced the world to the “drunken monkey” style. The paper-thin plot – rebellious kid (Chan) is trained by a boozy beggar (Yuen Siu Tien) – allows Chan to perfect his slapstick persona as the Cantonese Chaplin. It’s crude and anarchic: energetically choreographed action maxing out the wack-wack-wah as Chan fights swordsmen with cucumbers, rubs villain Stick King’s face in dog doo and hilariously tries to skive out of his master’s tortuous training regime.

 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 28th 2008