Oh! Yes Sir!!! (1994)

Directed by
Buckets of fun
Reviewed by Simon on 2024-02-10

Frankie Chan writes, directs and stars as Power Chan, a cocky cop who breaks up a gang of weapons-runners and is then targeted for revenge, with a master of disguise framing him for the murder of a witness. He and his comic relief partner turn to their neighbour, a psychic cross-dressing Eric Tsang, for some supernatural assistance.

Yes, the film is as ridiculous and fun as that sounds. Frankie Chan delivers kung fu, shootouts, comedy, ghosts, gweilos and - as always - a fabulous moustache. The comedy is crass but genuinely witty, and the action (choreographed by Frankie Chan regular Fung Hak-On along with Guy Lai) is spectacular.

There's a long stretch in the middle where the action takes a break for increasingly stupid shenanigans, but it's saving its strength for an all-out finale that is a must-see for fans of Hong Kong's unique brand of action.

Films seem to have lost the ability to pack this much into 92 minutes in the 21st century and it's a shame. Sure, the script isn't going to win any awards, but the commitment to entertainment and surprises makes the film a winner.

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