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Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978)

Cast: Damian Lau, Damian Lau, Cheng Lui, more...
Director: John Woo, John Woo
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Studio: Tai Seng
Genre: Action, Foreign, Hong Kong, Adventure, Martial Arts, Wuxia, Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 107 min.
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English
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This 1978 martial arts film by director John Woo was wrapped nearly 20 years before 1997's Face/Off would bring him mainstream acceptance in Hollywood. His star was rising already in this routine story enhanced by his characteristic signature: dazzling fight sequences, flawed heroes, and well-placed comedy that releases tension. The narrative itself is a tale of a son (Damian Lau) who sets out to avenge his father but cannot manage alone. He seeks the help of some swordsmen, one of whom tends to doze off during a fight. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Well action packed, but not much else by johnnyclock September 3, 2004 - 12:45 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
The action nearly never stops in this engaging but not exceptional swordfest. There is very little happening emotionally, nor can one say that there is much if any character development. One thing that was curious -- the synopsis mentions an incident -- that would have some importance -- that I didn't see in the film itself.

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(Average 6.71)
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