• Kelly Magovern

    ★★★½ Watched by Kelly Magovern 18 Jul, 2014

    Ah, there is so much that is cool with this movie, and also some things that are not. Where to begin? First off, I think Cheng Pei-pei is wonderfully charismatic. Her whole demeanor is so cool. I love the way she carries herself and she is like the original poster child for girl power. I love seeing strong female leads like her. Unfortunately, her actual fight choreography was not the greatest. In fact, most of the fight choreography throughout this…

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  • Matt Reifschneider

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matt Reifschneider 15 Jun, 2014

    One part kung fu flick, one part samurai film, Come Drink With Me has great visual execution and a strong driven script that's balanced by a phenomenal lead performance. Great classic cinema.

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  • Alan Jarvis

    ★★★½ Watched by Alan Jarvis 08 Jun, 2014

    Vastly entertaining but nearly always borderline silly. Sword fights (and this is mainly martial arts with weapons) where one person takes on 20, but most of the 20 seem to just fall down at the merest touch of a weapon. Some scenes have a clear influence on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, indeed the heroine in this re-appears as the villan in that.

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    It's influential.
    At least that's what I'm told, but
    I do not know why.

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  • JamesLebowski

    ★★★ Watched by JamesLebowski 26 May, 2014

    As far as I’m aware Come Drink With Me is Cheng Pei Pei‘s first lead role.
    Directed by King Hu Come Drink With Me has the reputation of being one of the best films to ever come out of Hong Kong, but nowadays it feels horribly dated.

    Cheng Pei Pei plays Golden Swallow a mercenary tasked to save the governor’s kidnapped son.
    While there are some fun moments, overtly dramatic use of thunder and the whole film is shot in…

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  • Bruno Amato

    ★★★★ Watched by Bruno Amato 06 May, 2014 4

    O filme se sustenta no contraste entre os dois heróis. Tudo que sabemos deles, suas personalidades, etc, é sugerido pela linguagem corporal. De um lado, a sisudez eficiente da Andorinha Dourada (a fantástica Cheng Pei-pei, cujos olhos faíscam a cada cena). De outro, a leveza e malícia do mestre beberrão com quem se alia (e se apaixona?) para combater malfeitores.

    Além disso, o cineasta King Hu une procedimentos diferentes com facilidade e esmero surpreendentes. É a elegância com que explora…

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  • Jostein Ask

    ★★★ Added by Jostein Ask

    A general’s son is taken hostage and used as leverage to free a bandit leader. The general’s other offspring, a girl named Golden Swallow, is sent to rescue the son. When the bandit gang encounter the Golden Swallow in a local inn, the prisoner negotiation escalates to bloodshed.

    Despite not being a big fan of the Shaw Brothers Wu Xia school, spending time watching the “one” that pretty much started the whole “chop socky” violent kungfu action was appealing. Now,…

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  • Chevalier

    ★★★½ Added by Chevalier

    The editing techniques are clearly dated, and the pacing could be better. Still, an important film in the history of wuxia cinema.

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  • Sean

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sean 05 Mar, 2014

    Shaw Brothers martial arts extravaganza, while I was watching it I had the feeling of watching a Chinese version of a spaghetti western. Beautifully filmed by King Hu, this was my first Hu and SB film and it certainly won't be my last. Come Drink With Me really does have some amazing choreographed fight scenes, so fast and quick, a few times I had to rewind a scene just to marvel at it all over again. Pei Pei Cheng plays…

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  • Alan Lai

    ★★★½ Added by Alan Lai

    Mr.King Hu's beauty cinematography and Pro-act from Top Cast like Pei-pei Cheng,Yueh Hua and Cheng Hung Lieh will make you forget those bad pacing and some bad editing.Come Drink with Them!

    Cheng Hung Lieh,you will be missed.

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  • Z-portal

    ★★★½ Watched by Z-portal 17 Jan, 2014

    For one of their earlier martial arts films, you can already see this has that distinctive Shaw Bros. style to it. Within the first 10 minutes, someone loses a hand and there's already a ton of bloodshed. The way they built up the Golden Swallow character though, I expected her to be a bad ass heroine that destroys the enemy on her own. I wasn't aware that there was going to be a strong supporting male character in Drunken Cat,…

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  • DjangoDiabolik

    ★★★★½ Watched by DjangoDiabolik 15 Jan, 2014 2

    Continuing on my recent binge of early Shaw Brothers movies, I've come to what has to be my favourite yet.

    Unlike the previous movie I watched, The Love Eterne, which was full of elements that I generally avoid in movies, Come Drink with Me is a brilliant concoction of everything I love about the genre cinema of the late 1960s to mid 1970s. The film has quite strong Spaghetti Western leanings, with the plot of For A Few Dollars More…

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