The Rescue (1971)

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5/10 - Didn't do much for me
Reviewed by Simon on 2004-05-22

Much the same cast and crew that made Heroes Of Sung, which I enjoyed a lot, but for some reason THE RESCUE didn't do much for me. I'm not quite sure why - the story is ok, it has Shih Szu and Lo Lieh and even more outrageously bloody fight scenes (they must have used enough red paint to cover every post box in England)... there's some ambitious but poorly executed wirework, and some of the acting is awful (Shih Szu is great at the silent and deadly type, but is embarrassing when she tries to express emotion here).

I guess for 1971 it wasn't a bad effort - maybe I just wasn't in quite the right mood for it tonight.

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