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With: Brigitte Lin, Joey Wang, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Leslie Cheung, Veronica Yip, Carina Lau, Kenny Bee
Written by: Louis Cha
Directed by: Jeff Lau
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Running Time: 103
Date: 03/19/2013

Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Ill 'Eagle'

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

For some reason, Wong Kar-wai produced this comedy, a spoof of Louis Cha's novel, at the same time he was directing a serious version, Ashes of Time (1994). Much of the same all-star cast appears in both films. Directed by Jeff Lau, Eagle Shooting Heroes has a lot of great looking action, but it moves awfully fast and the comedy and acting is very, very broad; it rarely takes a breath. It's not for a casual fan, but die-hards will enjoy seeing this amazing cast goofing it up. Kino released the film on a good, U.S. DVD in 2008, with production stills and a trailer.

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