Magnificent Wanderers

 (15)5.61 h 34 min197716+
Chang Cheh created this sweeping, all-action adventure of undercover, traveling patriots battling corrupt Mongol chieftains and their bloodthirsty henchmen.
Directors
Chang Cheh
Starring
Fu ShengDavid ChiangChi Kuan-Chi
Genres
AdventureAction
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Li Yi-min
Producers
Run Run Shaw
Studio
Celestial Pictures Limited
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3.4 out of 5 stars

15 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 23% of reviews have 3 stars
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  5. 21% of reviews have 1 stars
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gd31358wReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
A lot of familiar faces but an overall inferior result...
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I would say I'm a SB kung fu aficionado due to the fact I've seen my fair share of films from this production company. Sorry to say but this one falls very flat. David Chiang is a rich kung fu master but more like a Robin Hood type. Fu Sheng, Chi Kuan Chun & Li Yi Min are 3 vagabonds who also are skilled in martial arts. The two factions team up to help David Chiang regain his riches back after putting it for safekeeping with some of associates of his. The Manchus are dead on his trial & at one point gets their hands on the loot. The four martial artists then cook up several plans to retrieve the stolen riches.

The US cover for this movie is very inaccurate as it is a photo from Marco Polo which is a far superior film to this. David Chiang was subpar in this even with the elaborate weaponry of a bow & gold pellets that the Manchu soldiers try to pocket for themselves. Chi Kuan Chun was his usual stoic self, Fu Sheng was his comedic & trickery-filled self & Li Yi Min annoyed me with his constant flipping in nearly every scene. And their kung fu left me wanting because I've seen all 3 do much better in other efforts. The two captains of the guards (one of which was Shan Mao) were equally annoying falling for every trick the 4 laid out in front of them as well as their constant kowtowing before the emperor. Speaking of which, the emperor was a mumbling & stuttering mess who could only complete his thoughts in private but never in front of people. Before anyone gets too excited about a few Venoms (Chiang Sheng, Lu Feng, Kuo Choi) being in the credits, they're barely on the screen & when they are it's merely a shadow of the damage that they normally do. And the saddest irony is that the director of this atrocity is none other than...Chang Cheh. Yes the same Godfather of among SB movie directors, wow!

All in all, if you desire to sit down to watch it's about 90 minutes of your life that you wish you can get back in some kinda way...
nycReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Comedy with Very Good Kung-Fu Choreography About Tricksters Turned Robin Hoods to Fund the Rebels
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This movie is in Mandarin with English subtitles if you turn it on. Fu Sheng is always a great actor with great kung-fu choreography. This film is a comedy more than it is a martial art movie and the story is simple. Three trickster friends make money through fake fortune-telling work and risky gambling. The wealthy local lord is somewhat of a ding-a-ling with a stutter and has two generals who are pretty much odd balls (like the three stooges), and they make money via bribes, threats and other fraudulent activities. The three tricksters end up meeting a rebel, and the four together act as Robin Hoods and they came up with a plan to steal the lord's wealth from his vault. During their getaway, they have to get pass the border where the lord's army has a fort. On the other side, the rebels are waiting for the fortunes to arrive in order to fund the rebels.
el diablo con quesoReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
1 star ratings are pretentious...
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Another great classic from the Shaw brothers, featuring yet again, a terrific story.
Not sure why people gave this 1 star, my assumption is they do not know how to use the subtitle option. sad.
This moving represents how honor and loyalty can go a long way. As far as i could tell, there were maybe 5 deaths in the entire movie. Very well put together fight scenes, with comedic instances thrown in.
worth the time to watch..
just dont trust someone who would give this 1 star, clearly they dont get it...
OgreVIReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Solid Second-Tier Shaw Brothers Comedy
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Silly kung fu comedy, without a serious bone in its body. The comic action sequences are not as well-staged as the stuff Jackie Chan was just then beginning to put out, but the comedy still works and the four leads make for a very charming and entertaining bunch of heroes. This is definitely the most I've ever liked either Fu Sheng or David Chiang. Also, at least two of the soon-to-be Venom Mob are running around in the background, and I'm hoping re-watches will reveal that they're all there someplace. Not top-level Shaw Brothers, but among the best of their second-tier stuff, I would say.
gary alan quinnReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good martial arts movie
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Good movie. Love martial arts movies.
MeMeReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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Great movie. Love the action in it.
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RicReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
definitely not in english
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definitely not in english
Christopher GillReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Awesome movie
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