• Miikka Mononen

    ★★ Watched by Miikka Mononen 02 Aug, 2015

    Here's a film that grinded me in all the wrong ways. Though I can appreciate the innovation on display here, I can't help but feel it could have been much better placed in some other areas of the film. The action is obviously the highlight. When the action moves, it's great. More often than not it doesn't. I'd wager about 40% of the action scenes consists of people standing around staring at each other, transitioning into single moves, then doing…


  • Neil Sarver

    ★★★★★ Watched by Neil Sarver 28 Jul, 2015

    Old fashioned swashbuckling kung fu fun.


  • Benedict KS

    ★★★★ Watched by Benedict KS 27 Jul, 2015

    My first experience of a King Hu movie and what a great one to start with! Cheng Pei-pei is on fire as the central heroine Golden Swallow, and what better way to counter-balance this with support from Elliot Ngok as the mysterious and charismatic Drunken Cat? Particularly clever was Hu's decision to cast a ballet dancer in the lead, making her a natural for this brand of kung-fu-inflected swordplay choreography.

    A very lean adventure that can be compared to the…


  • Mark Gubarenko

    ★★★★ Watched by Mark Gubarenko 26 Jul, 2015


  • Adam Lounsbery

    ★★★★ Watched by Adam Lounsbery 25 Jul, 2015

    Come Drink With Me is the earliest kung fu movie to regularly make "best of" lists.

    It's a quintessential example of what made the Shaw Brothers' kung fu movies so great; handsome production values, great looking sets and a judicious use of location filming, wild action, a nice mix of hand-to-hand and swordplay, and a general sense of fun and excitement.

    Come Drink With Me is also unique because it has a female protagonist, "Golden Swallow" (who is played by…


  • Justin Lincoln

    ★★½ Watched by Justin Lincoln 24 Jul, 2015

    Quite a lovely looking film.

    Makes me miss USA Up All Night.


  • Harry Rossi

    ★★★½ Watched by Harry Rossi 08 Jul, 2015

    Scavenger hunt rule: A chinese wuxia film.

    Interestingly enough, the characters in this film were far more interesting then the plot they were given. I loved Golden Swallow as a character but unfortunately she's given very little to do in the last third of the film and the film shifts focus to Drunk Cat, also a fantastic character but I wish Golden Swallow was the primary focus of the entire film. It was great seeing this badass lady kick so…


  • Irvin Malcolm

    ★★★★½ Watched by Irvin Malcolm 03 Jul, 2015

    When a gang of criminals kidnap the governor's son in order to have him release their leader, his sister called the Golden Swallow is tasked with rescuing him with the help of an apparent drunkard. I've been trying to catch up on more classic kung fu films the past couple years particularly the films by the Shaw Brothers. And with good reason, they're awesome. No wonder lots of films try to rip them off these days. This one is in…


  • Sally Jane Black

    Watched by Sally Jane Black 28 Jun, 2015

    I can't say it better than Claire did (where are you come back), but I would add my voice to hers (and so many others). It has what I want from action films (clear, graceful action), and it has what I want from films (beautiful visuals, bright scenery, long takes, dynamics). It has bags of style (look at how Sparrow and her companions dress, holy shit I am jealous). It feels epic despite being a normal length film (the classic…


  • ashbrock

    ★★★★ Watched by ashbrock 18 Jun, 2015

    The Bride before the Bride; classic Shaw Brothers.


  • Robert Armitage

    ★★★ Watched by Robert Armitage 14 Jun, 2015

    Shaw Brothers from 1966. Ass-kicking female protagonist. All the set design, scenery and costuming is near flawless. There are two stories going on. One, Golden Swallow attempts to rescue her brother who is kidnapped by bandits. There seems to be a thing in these kung-fu movies where the ladies make the barest attempt at cross-dressing and everyone is completely fooled and it drives me nuts. The other story is the local drunken kung-fu master getting cornered into taking vengeance for…


  • ButtNugget

    ★★★★ Watched by ButtNugget 06 Jun, 2015

    Raddest thing about this is the fact that Golden Sparrow has her own private army of all-female elite warriors, and every one of them are out for blood, dressed in style and ready to die by her side. Cheng Pei-pei confirmed as most badass chick of the ‘60s (closely trailing in second place of course is Jane Fonda from Barbarella, like who else). And what a brilliant King Hu movie this was! Come Drink with Me is actually my first…