films seen
32
average score
2.54*
nationality
Hong Kong - 65 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Benchmark when it comes to silly comedy and parody. Lau's films are a bit hit-and-miss, but throughout his career he made enough good films to warrant a deeper inspection of his oeuvre. That is, if you can deal with his typical Hong Kong sense of humor.

The good stuff

A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Sai Yau Gei: Dai Yat Baak Ling Yat Wui Ji - Yut Gwong Bou Haap
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [1995] - 87m
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
toplist position
A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box poster

A sprawling mix of comedy, fantasy and martial arts. It's one of the quintessential Hong Kong film of the 90s, one of Stephen Chow's clear highlights and one of Jeffrey Lau's best films. A hoot from start to finish, incredibly paced, full of bonkers comedy, insane creatures and nifty settings. Great fun.

All for the Winner

by Jeffrey Lau, Corey Yuen
Also known as
Du Sheng
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 101m
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
All for the Winner poster

Solid pieces

Soccer Killer

by Jeffrey Lau
Specifics
China [2017] - 100m
Genre
Comedy, Sport
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Soccer Killer poster

Just Another Margin

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Da Hua Tian Xian
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2014] - 91m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Just Another Margin poster

Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Wan Mei Jia Qi 168
Specifics
China [2014] - 94m
Genre
Comedy, Thriller
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down poster

Fun and quirky little thriller. A less overt comedy from Jeffrey Lau this time around, but apparently that's not really an issue for this seasoned director. Solid performances from Vivian Hsu and Bo-lin Chen, pleasant pacing and snappy editing make this an entertaining film. A lovely and likable filler flick.

East Meets West

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Dung Sing Sai Tsau 2011
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2011] - 100m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
East Meets West poster

Once Upon a Chinese Classic

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Yuet Gwong Bo Hup
Specifics
Hong Kong [2010] - 86m
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Once Upon a Chinese Classic poster

A Chinese Tall Story

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Ching Din Dai Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2005] - 106m
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
A Chinese Tall Story poster

Chinese Odyssey 2002

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Tian Xia Wu Shuang
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 97m
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Chinese Odyssey 2002 poster

A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Sai Yau Gei: Daai Git Guk Ji - Sin Leui Kei Yun
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 95m
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella poster

The Eagle Shooting Heroes

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Sediu Yinghung Tsun Tsi Dung Sing Sai Tsau
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 100m
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Eagle Shooting Heroes poster

Bonkers Hong Kong comedy. I do have to admit I liked it better the first time around, the film is kinda sloppy in its execution. Still, the pacing is insane, the jokes are crazy and Lau drummed up some familiar faces who have no problem making a complete fool out of themselves.

The inoffensive

Kung Fu League

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Gong Fu Lian Meng
Specifics
Hong Kong [2018] - 102m
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Kung Fu League poster

Jeffrey Lau is back and he's still doing the kind of comedy that made him famous. This time around we're getting a Grandmasters parody, with 4 of Hong Kong's prime martial arts talents reuniting in the present and kicking some ass for the kid that summoned him. It's silly, it's a bit random, but it's entertaining.

Out of the Dark

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Wui Wan Yeh
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 86m
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Out of the Dark poster

Love and the City

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Do Si Qing Yuen
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 98m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Love and the City poster

Carry On Hotel

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Jin Zhuang Da Jiu Dian
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 88m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Carry On Hotel poster

Worthy but flawed

The Fantastic Water Babes

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Chut Sui Fu Yung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2010] - 88m
Genre
Comedy, Sport
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Fantastic Water Babes poster

92 Legendary La Rose Noire

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
92: Hak Mooi Gwai Dui Hak Mooi Gwai
Specifics
Hong Kong [1992] - 100m
Genre
Comedy, Action, Musical
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
92 Legendary La Rose Noire poster

The Top Bet

by Jeffrey Lau, Corey Yuen
Also known as
Du Ba
Specifics
Hong Kong [1991] - 94m
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Top Bet poster

Mortuary Blues

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Shi Jia Zhong DiĀ 
Specifics
Hong Kong [1990] - 85m
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Mortuary Blues poster

Dubious filler

Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Kei Hei Hup
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2009] - 102m
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi, Romance, Action
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg poster

Second Time Around

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Mou Han Fou Wut
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 99m
Genre
Drama, Romance, Fantasy
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Second Time Around poster

Black Rose II

by Jeffrey Lau, Corey Yuen
Also known as
Hak Moi Gwai Yee Git Gam Lan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 92m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Black Rose II poster

Mahjong Dragon

by David Lai, Jeffrey Lau, Corey Yuen
Also known as
Ma Qiao Fei Long
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 97m
Genre
Action
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Mahjong Dragon poster

Days of Tomorrow

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Tian Chang Di Jiu
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 93m
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Days of Tomorrow poster

The Haunted Cop Shop of Horrors 2

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Meng Gui Xue Tang
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 92m
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Haunted Cop Shop of Horrors 2 poster

Plain forgettable

Timeless Romance

by David Lai, Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Chiu Si Hung Yiu Oi
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 95m
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Timeless Romance poster

American Shaolin

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Hua Qi Shao Lin
Specifics
Hong Kong [1994] - 111m
Genre
Romance, Fantasy, Action
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
American Shaolin poster

The Haunted Cop Shop

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Meng Gui Cha Guan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1987] - 88m
Genre
Comedy, Action, Horror
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Haunted Cop Shop poster

Operation Pink Squad II

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Meng Gui Da Sha
Specifics
Hong Kong [1987] - 93m
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Operation Pink Squad II poster

Big nopes

Operation Pink Squad

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Ba Wang Nu Fu Xing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1988] - 92m
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Action
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Operation Pink Squad poster

Irritation overload

A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Da Hua Xi You Zhong Jie Pian
Specifics
China, Cambodia [2016] - 93m
Genre
Fantasy
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three poster

Thunder Cops II

by Jeffrey Lau
Also known as
Liu Mang Chai Po
Specifics
Hong Kong [1989] - 102m
Genre
Drama, Action, Crime
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Thunder Cops II poster