28 June 2020 | paul_haakonsen
Indeed a classic martial arts movie...
"The Bare-Footed Kid" (aka "Chik geuk siu ji") is a classic in its own right, and it is definitely a movie that while was made in 1993 still is very watchable and enjoyable in 2020.
I stumbled upon this movie in the mid-90s given my admiration for Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung, and I doubt I would have stumbled upon the movie back then if I wasn't a fan of her.
The storyline is enjoyable, and it is a fast-paced story with interesting characters. So that combination definitely made for a watchable and entertaining movie. And they had a very impressive cast ensemble together for the movie. Aside from Maggie Cheung, the movie has the likes of Aaron Kwok, Kenneth Tsang and Paul Chun on the list as well, to mention but a few.
I believe that "The Bare-Footed Kid" is a movie that will actually never become old and outdated. It has that quality to it, thanks to director Johnnie To.
My rating for "The Bare-Footed Kid" is a seven out of ten stars. And if you enjoy the classic martial arts movies from Hong Kong (or China) set in this particular era, then "The Bare-Footed Kid" is a movie that you just have to sit down and watch - if you haven't already seen it.