In lieu of a formal ratings system, I've fashioned an award for
recommended Hong Kong films- the Yammy. Overall, this indicates
entertainment value, though other factors such as artistic merit and
critical / commercial success are given some consideration as well.
I subscribe to the "for what it is" school of criteria; so Yammies are
given for being "good for what it is", not necessarily for being
classic cinema as a whole.
At the least, a Yammy merely suggests that the film is worth seeing.
Which is not to say that movies without Yammies aren't any good.
This is merely a guideline, and surely even this broad assessment
will differ with some other opinions.
So be sure to look out for the lil' Simon icon for a vague indication
of a film's quality.
Yammy Awards (currently reviewed):
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