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A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's goddaughter and killing his son (imdb)

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Magnificent Butcher belongs to 23 collections
1. Essential Kung Fu Films (public: moderated by TheDenizen - 14 stars)
2. Kung Fu (public: moderated by mpowell - 3 stars)
3. Martial Arts (public: moderated by doganay - 3 stars)
4. Best of criticker: Action (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 2 stars)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Apr 10 mate_cosido
65 39%
Mar 24 freyr_rabbit
80 47%
Jan 28 njm1211
94 67%
Oct 28, 2017 crusse17
0 0%
Oct 20, 2017 roman1989
85 75%
Sep 07, 2017 tjshawn
55 21%
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
70 58%
Aug 11, 2017 JungleJulia Jungle_Julia
73 72%
Aug 09, 2017 jimmyp
80 67%
Aug 09, 2017 WarrenWho WarrenWho
80 78%
Jul 30, 2017 Jimmy_Suede Jimmy Suede
75 56%
Good Sammo fun.
Mar 30, 2017 Zeno
75 60%
Mar 29, 2017 robot2xl robot2xl
74 83%
Mar 12, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
71 82%
Feb 13, 2017 chineyman chineyman
78 78%
Jan 28, 2017 Maaxwell Maaxwell
85 84%
Jan 23, 2017 Hwal
20 40%
Nov 06, 2016 jerrywarton
69 68%
Aug 07, 2016 Idiom
84 71%
May 21, 2016 eats_almonds eats-almonds
5 79%
Really great combination of campy fun and serious drama, with great choreography keeps you on your toes the whole movie. Are most martial arts movies this good or is it down hill from here?
Mar 12, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
16 82%
Dec 29, 2015 tryer
70 30%
Dec 28, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
35 56%
Dec 20, 2015 anacoluthon anacoluthon
90 80%
Dec 04, 2015 rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
85 71%
Oct 28, 2015 RavynLoony RavynLoony
68 76%
Oct 23, 2015 Niska Niska
44 82%
Oct 02, 2015 pmcinern pmcinern
70 45%
Jul 11, 2015 Sane
47 14%
Jul 01, 2015 LunaticC NBD Rab
85 80%
May 18, 2015 zetes
80 63%
May 08, 2015 yug yug
90 84%
Mar 29, 2015 fenixdown fenixdown
77 58%
Very goofy, but the stunts are no joke!
Mar 24, 2015 Fillmore
79 70%
Jan 15, 2015 petcor80
75 27%
Jan 12, 2015 Onderhond
70 76%
Jul 16, 2014 emmettpb
77 51%
Jun 29, 2014 Dumptruk4Lif Dumptruk4Lif
90 81%
I gotta point out how cruel the story ends up treating the bad guy, but that's one of the pros of the movie, that Sammo Hung doesn't give you a movie of black and white morality, or any definition of what makes a bad guy or a good guy. Some really good fight scenes with acrobatic skills and speed, and some crazy characters to go along with it that, like most of Hung's movies, create this grotesque world of caricatures and folklore.
May 20, 2014 MoonLoop MoonLoop
75 63%
May 12, 2014 kronos1986
97 86%
Apr 20, 2014 comepelicula comepelicula
75 79%
This is a very enjoyable film with very well choreographed scenes, nice martial skills and good sense of humor. What was odd for me was the story, sometimes very tragic in a ligth themed movie, that put me off. Overall a very good martial arts movie.
Mar 03, 2014 henrisepp
50 33%
Nov 09, 2013 Heliophage Heliophage
79 93%
Nov 09, 2013 fletch
80 77%
Sep 16, 2013 sebasbuchner
81 61%
Sep 02, 2013 Kagemand Kagemand
7 59%
Aug 08, 2013 hazelhawks hazelhawks
55 37%
Jun 07, 2013 moush moush
81 78%
Mar 20, 2013 Riel
90 83%
Feb 18, 2013 jlandau63
54 42%
Feb 15, 2013 Parallax Parallax
73 30%
Feb 06, 2013 Winged Winged
3 22%
Dec 05, 2012 Xzlu Xzlu
7 62%
Nov 04, 2012 chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
75 77%
Sep 05, 2012 debaser1985
68 50%
Sep 03, 2012 Barthalen Barthalen
81 84%
Some of the most enjoyable martial arts fights I've seen in a while.
Sep 01, 2012 kwint kwint
86 86%
Jul 12, 2012 bashy
10 84%
Jul 10, 2012 hotsake hotsake
85 93%
Jun 15, 2012 PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
88 94%
May 30, 2012 dequinix dequinix
60 46%
May 16, 2012 Trooth Trooth
82 86%
I'd never seen Sammo Hung in anything before this, but this was an excellent start for me. The story isn't anything revolutionary, and some of the humor falls flat (due in part to oddities in translation) but the action scenes are top-notch. I love fight scenes like these, where they never really use any cable rigging, and definitely no CGI or over-the-top special effects to distract from the two (or more) guys fighting. I say it's like watching a ballet, but with violence.
Feb 17, 2012 daviddevries daviddevries
90 71%
Feb 02, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
78 53%
Nov 10, 2011 princemuchao
79 66%
Oct 23, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
74 93%
Oct 09, 2011 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
74 65%
Sep 14, 2011 tyoda
20 12%
Aug 29, 2011 aaronwhat aaronwhat
30 9%
Aug 16, 2011 stefro
93 88%
Jul 06, 2011 Kymus
90 83%
May 03, 2011 Abba Abba
64 30%
Mar 25, 2011 Apanblod
84 48%
Dec 29, 2010 Adrien Adrien
4 87%
Nov 03, 2010 onetwothree
70 80%
Oct 13, 2010 Zozan Zozan
55 52%
Ok kung fu movie with some nice choreography . Could make a bit more sense if the butcher was not that fat. The murder scene was a bit too serious compared to the rest of the movie.
Aug 04, 2010 AzurEclipse
75 92%
Jul 02, 2010 frg frg
8 74%
Apr 20, 2010 katsuben
6 95%
Apr 13, 2010 Castroph Castroph
8 85%
Apr 13, 2010 Arithaniel Arithaniel
10 97%
Apr 07, 2010 kennardjon
75 58%
Feb 18, 2010 hehejaja hehejaja
80 75%
"I think I broke my ass!". The choreography is the most flagrant awesomeness here, but there's also some beautifully impertinent in- and outzooming (among other things) affirming the film's high-strung tone, and the opening has a poetic quality, a hilarious poetic quality.
Feb 13, 2010 empire434
60 38%
Jan 22, 2010 Moribunny Moribunny
65 64%
I'd seen several classic kung fu movies prior to this, mostly Bruce Lee's, but the genre hadn't yet grabbed me. It wasn't until later that I became a fan of it. But for a casual viewer, Magnificent Butcher sparked something - it was just so fascinating by kung fu terms that it made me like kung fu. And I suppose its Three Stooges level of slapstick helped soften the blow of the silliness present in others of its kind.
Dec 23, 2009 leng46uk
73 22%
Dec 11, 2009 sirphibes sirphibes
86 89%
Nov 20, 2009 roujin roujin
70 78%
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
6 75%
Sep 21, 2009 jacub82 jacub82
84 83%
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3 %
Aug 16, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
85 76%
Jun 01, 2009 miss_jesus miss jesus
95 96%
Close to perfect. Woo Ping was on fire back then--there's one incredibly creative fight after another here. Hung is hilarious as usual... Wildcat had me in stitches too. The story veers between comic misunderstandings and serious tragedy, but it mostly does so with grace; the pivotal murder is a notable exception--to me, its horror stood out as far too real and serious in comparison to the rest of the film.
May 17, 2009 ShogunRua ShogunRua
80 93%
A terrific performance by Sammo, with great humor throughout, featuring a variety of crazy, unique styles. (Including the dreaded cat!) The story of Sammo avenging his brother's death is standard stuff, but the delicious humor and superb choreography make it a true martial arts classic. The final fight is simply amazing.
May 05, 2009 adidawha adidawha
85 93%
Apr 30, 2009 m_burlock
80 40%
Apr 23, 2009 borislugosi borislugosi
85 86%
Apr 19, 2009 imdb imdb
75 28%
Apr 18, 2009 ManInBlack ManInBlack
6 37%
Dec 03, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
65 61%
Jul 31, 2008 Kain424 Kain424
80 52%
Jul 28, 2008 Sypeth Sypeth
92 87%
Jul 04, 2008 cagedwisdom cagedwisdom
50 38%
This is the stuff. It's a bit too long, but it's glorious.
Jun 24, 2008 joseywales joseywales
85 93%
Great! Wong Fei Hung's calligraphy battle is one of many highlights.
May 29, 2008 StrtMbstr
72 52%
Dec 04, 2007 gokhanince gokhanince
83 73%
Aug 16, 2007 ReSe2k
74 54%
Aug 13, 2007 hekkon hekkon
90 89%
Aug 13, 2007 Ronin167 Ronin167
61 48%
Aug 13, 2007 GinaGrrrshon GinaGrrrshon
93 38%
Aug 13, 2007 yilb yilb
70 70%
One of Sammo's better outings.
Aug 13, 2007 zapfdingbat zapfdingbat
82 73%
Aug 13, 2007 ErWenn
75 68%
Apr 21, 2007 Scarface Scarface
78 83%
Jan 28, 2007 TheDenizen TheDenizen
99 99%
This is Sammo's masterpiece. Kwan Tak Hing doing kung fu calligraphy is simply awesome.
Average Percentile 65.31% from 115 Rankings rss