I have watched Chow's flicks for a while, the last being Shaolin Soccer. Hustle follows the theme of unlikely heroes in uncommon situations emerging and helping the weak or standing up for themselves or otherwise. And normally when they come forth, they also find something about themselves. Hustle is Kurosawa-esque with a lot of twists. The english subs really add something to the movie with some brilliant one-liners from Spiderman and other movies tossed in. The movie is, like Soccer, a comedic Kung Fu movie. I was disappointed that there were no extended dance sequences but I loved the character creation and organisation that Chow has here. The budget (and therefore the SFx) are a lot better for him to unleash his full repertoire and the end result is a pleasing movie. After the debacle that was Kingdom of Heaven, I was pleasantly surprised that such a lower budgeted movie not only could look better in most respects but also outperform the much higher budgeted movie in a few other respects. If you have a chance to watch this movie, please do so. It does involve martial arts but it is not the pervasive theme, much like Soccer, so the ladies do not need to shy away from this one. Highly recommended entertainment movie. 4.5/5 OSNN Stars.