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The Mermaid ()

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Xuan's estate project involving reclamation of the sea threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who rely on the sea to survive. Shan is dispatched to stop Xuan and this leads them into falling for each other. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the reclamation. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organisation and Xuan has to save Shan before it's too late...

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Country: China

Directed By: Stephen Chow

Written By: Stephen Chow, Hing-Ka Chan

Starring: Chao Deng, Yuqi Zhang, Show Luo, Yun Lin, Pierre Bourdaud

AKA: Měi Rén Yú

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The Mermaid belongs to 5 collections
1. Worldwide box office over $500,000,000 (public: moderated by djross - 2 stars)
2. Foreign - Hong Kong (private: NhanLa - 1 star)
3. Available on Starz (private: Jason212 - 1 star)
4. 2016 Foreign Movies (private: NhanLa)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jan 09 cengaveri
72T4
Dec 29, 2017 kritikos kritikos
10T1
Dec 22, 2017 rcjunk
58T5
The first half where Xuan tries to kill Shan, and their date really shine with it's mix of tension, quirky silliness, fast pacing and great camerawork. Unfortunately it's a bit too nonsensical and crude in other spots, untethering it from earth while simultaneously rolling it around in the gutter. Xuan and the plot lose their unpredictability in the last half of the film, causing you to lose all interest in what happens next.
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
60T5
Dec 17, 2017 Jenny_Snow Jenny Snow
78T6
Nov 30, 2017 Sane
74T7
Nov 10, 2017 scottmcc scott.mcc
60T4
Oct 15, 2017 Cigo Cigo
5T3
Jul 30, 2017 Siltem Siltem
43T3
Jul 13, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1T6
Jul 06, 2017 lan lan
30T1
Jun 06, 2017 ChnUnsal ChnUnsal
75T4
May 01, 2017 Carlospro Carlospro
75T7
divertido
Apr 29, 2017 TheDailyNathan
65T3
Has some of the trademark Stephen Chow comedy, but a lot of the gags delve into the grotesque or overdone, not unlike an American Family Guy type show. The humor is not nearly as tight as Kung Fu Hustle, the acting is alright and the plot works in the end, although it is somewhat jumpy in the midsection.
Apr 28, 2017 fostm
82T7
Apr 12, 2017 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
32T5
Mar 13, 2017 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
47T4
Mar 13, 2017 filmaffinity filmaffinity
54T3
Mar 12, 2017 ivyy ivyy
45T3
Hahahahaah
Feb 27, 2017 Winston4th
75T5
Feb 03, 2017 barfly barfly
60T3
Jan 22, 2017 fenixdown fenixdown
66T3
Spends quite a bit of time on the moral of the story, I was expecting more jokes.
Jan 08, 2017 navid_erfan navid erfan
50T4
Jan 02, 2017 Sinemaestro Amadeus
60T2
Jan 02, 2017 waffleraffle
65T6
Jan 01, 2017 PUNQ
40T7
Corny as hell, but there are a few laughs here. You got to appreciate Chinese comic timing to really got full value. If not, you're just gonna shake your head. Let's just say, it helps to watch it together with Asians who're not handicapped by western comic snobbery.
Dec 30, 2016 KingDe3
4T6
Dec 15, 2016 CatScandal
58T4
Dec 10, 2016 Phantom_Nook Phantom Nook
82T10
Dec 01, 2016 MetaCritic2 MetaCritic2
69T7
Nov 22, 2016 natebarrios natebarrios
70T5
Nov 20, 2016 JackRyan2014 JackRyan2014
40T4
Nov 12, 2016 Skerringer
63T5
Oct 21, 2016 RodopLu
45T1
Oct 20, 2016 strangelime
75T4
Oct 14, 2016 drdutw drdutw
85T9
Oct 12, 2016 jrusshall jrusshall
80T6
Oct 02, 2016 gracesake gracesake
85T8
Oct 02, 2016 hotsake hotsake
80T9
The movie was a weird and crazy West Side Storyesque comedy similar in style to most Stephen Chow other works. Some of the CGI was really poorly done but strangely that actually fit the style of the film. I couldn't tell if Yun Lin was a bad actress in the perfect role or a good actress making the most of a crazy role. Chao Deng does a pretty good good of playing his character and making it his own instead of just copying a Stephen Chow routine. All together it's a great film to watch with frien
Oct 02, 2016 ignoto
70T5
Sep 07, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Sep 06, 2016 Matthew_Parkinson Matthew Parkinson (CineMarter)
60T7
Sep 04, 2016 toro913
53T5
Aug 27, 2016 felipelahm felipelahm
75T8
Both a message movie and an over-the-top absurdist comedy about a mermaid that falls in love with the very man she's destined to kill -- a business man who plans to turn a gulf into a thematic park. Somewhat heartfelt and with a striking physical comedy -- her first attemp to kill him, the octopus lunch scene, his encounter with the policeman and the unexpectedly violent third act work almost as ballet sequences, balancing CGI effects and weird dialogues (McDonald/Madonna!).
Aug 14, 2016 whitelighter whitelighter
54T1
Aug 10, 2016 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
81T7
Haven't seen a Stephen Chow film in a long time, but his humour is pretty quickly identifiable. I enjoyed it quite a bit, not just for the comedy but also the way it takes its generic narrative and makes it feel just fresh enough while you're watching.
Jul 28, 2016 toffte
28T4
Jul 20, 2016 anib443
73T6
Jul 18, 2016 hinterland
60T4
Jul 18, 2016 Asgarth NhanLa
40T2
too weird for me
Jul 12, 2016 ribtin
68T5
Jul 11, 2016 Onderhond
65T7
Jun 29, 2016 vahidtr vahidtr
51T1
Jun 27, 2016 sacmersault sacmersault
69T5
Jun 26, 2016 Stera Stera
33T3
Jun 19, 2016 ManInBlack ManInBlack
6T5
Jun 06, 2016 REDO1 REDO1
55T2
Jun 05, 2016 ldsix ldsix
60T4
May 29, 2016 OzGrenouille OzGrenouille
50T1
May 01, 2016 quincytheodo
70T9
Apr 29, 2016 Blindfolk
63T5
Apr 07, 2016 JasonOoi
60T3
Apr 02, 2016 badjuice bad_juice
30T3
Mar 25, 2016 filmcricket
78T9
Mar 10, 2016 nickv nickv
69T7
Mar 05, 2016 Fergenaprido Fergenaprido
68T3
Mar 03, 2016 Stradivarius Stradivarius
30T1
There's a point at which absurdism becomes tiring and this film reaches that point in record time.
Mar 03, 2016 ashleylm ashleylm
20T1
Mar 01, 2016 chineyman chineyman
65T6
Feb 24, 2016 roujin roujin
50T4
Average Tier 4.69 from 70 Rankings rss