The Bare-Footed Kid (1993)

R   |    |  Action, Drama

The Bare-Footed Kid (1993) Poster

While working at a family friend's business, a penniless orphan draws the attention of a corrupt competitor and is torn between divided loyalties.


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

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I believe that "The Bare-Footed Kid" is a movie that will actually never become old and outdated.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.

Critic Reviews

Did You Know?


Plot Summary


Action | Drama


Release Date:

3 April 1993



Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Contribute to this page

What to Watch: December's Movie and TV Picks

Looking for something new to watch in December? Here are some picks to fill your Watchlist.

Get some picks

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on