Drunken Monkey (film)

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Drunken Monkey
Traditional 醉馬騮
Simplified 醉马骝
Mandarin Zuì Mǎliú
Cantonese Zeoi3 Maa3lau4
Directed by Lau Kar-leung
Produced by Mona Fong
Written by Li Pak-ling
Starring Lau Kar-leung
Wu Jing
Shannon Yao
Chik Kun-kwan
Music by Tommy Wai
Cinematography Wong Po Man
Edited by Kit-Wai Kai
Release date
  • 5 May 2003 (2003-05-05)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$ 153,560

Drunken Monkey is a 2003 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by and starring Lau Kar-leung. It was the first kung fu film released by the Shaw Brothers Studio in two decades. This was the final film Kar-leung directed before dying on June 25, 2013.[1]



Drunken Monkey was released in Hong Kong on 5 May 2003.[2] It grossed a total of HK$153,560.[2]


Ken Eisner of Variety wrote that the film's fight choreography overcomes its cheesiness and derivative story.[3] David Cornelius of DVD Talk rated it 3/5 stars and wrote, "When the action's on, "Drunken Monkey" is a total blast. When the action's off, Drunken Monkey is a total snooze."[4]


  1. ^ West 2006, p. 119.
  2. ^ a b "Drunken Monkey". Hong Kong Film Archive. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Eisner, Ken (23 January 2004). "Review: 'Drunken Monkey'". Variety. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Cornelius, David (13 August 2007). "Drunken Monkey". DVD Talk. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

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