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Legendary Couple
Year: 1995 "Why do people bother us when we're exercising?"
Chingmy Yau and Simon Yam
Director: Peter Ngor Chi-Kwan
Producer: Nam Yin, Raymond Wong Bak-Ming
Writer: Nam Yin, Chau Ting
Cast: Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Chingmy Yau Suk-Ching, Wan Yeung-Ming, Ho Kwok-Wing, Ng Yip-Kong, Yuen King-Tan
The Skinny: Just plain awful. The cast will raise your hopes, but the film itself will dash them.
by Kozo:

     This Hong Kong spin on Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers is absurdly silly instead of darkly funny. Simon Yam has a bad day and decides to become a Robin Hood gangster. Hanging with him is Chingmy Yau and a tyke, who gets strapped to their backs for most of the robberies. Then the cops arrive to take them down, but the couple cements their "legendary" status by beating them, too.
     Violence and humor abound here, but little of the social commentary that made Oliver Stone's flick tolerably interesting. This movie is neither tolerable or interesting. Why Hong Kong filmmakers believe that wacky antics equals entertainment may be one of the universe's great mysteries. Overall, the film is a total mess, difficult to enjoy, and most important: NOT FUN. Even with some gun action and the sight of Chingmy Yau in a yellow bathing suit, Legendary Couple is as entertaining as counting ceiling tiles. Furthermore, everything seems mindless and gratuitous, and the script is plain bad. This is an obvious cash-in for the two leads, who sully the memory of that which was Naked Killer. Having Simon Yam and Chingmy Yau star is an obvious marketing ploy, but don't fall for it! Watching anything else is recommended. (Kozo 1995)

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Cantonese Language Track
English and Chinese Subtitles
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