21 July 2019 | george-844-384633
Entertaining Sammo classic worth a watch!
From comedy director Clifton Ko, who brought us some amazing Micheal Hui films, and the incredible Sammo Hung who needs no introduction, comes an average martial arts gambling comedy that should have been so much better than it was!
While not crap by any means, The Gambling Ghost sees Sammo play 3 roles - that of son, father and grandfather - which share many scenes a lot of the time and is worth the price of admission alone. His acting for each of them is spot on, and convinces the audience that there may just be more than one Sammo in scenes shared by the characters.
With the success of the classic God Of Gamblers just before its release, its understandable that many film makers would be jumping at the chance to deliver their own entry to the genre, and while The Gambling Ghost isn't overly memorable (although I guess allows itself repeated viewings), it still has many fun moments and great fights that entertain.
Although made in the height of Hong Kong cinema's 'golden years' it sits far from being a classic, but fans of Hung and co-starring legends will be more than happy!
Overall: Not a classic, but definitely worth a watch at least once...