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Talent prevails
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When news of his adultery was published on the newspaper, a lot of people wanted to boycott him. I remembered during one of my family gatherings, my cousin was saying loudly that he would not watch the movie by Jack Neo that was showing then.

I read in the news recently that his latest movie "Ah Boys to Men" was going to break the box office record in Singapore. Congratulations to him. Are there really so many foreigners in Singapore now? Foreigners seem not to care so much about adultery so they will continue to support talent regardless of whatever bad news was associated with the talented people.

I guessed the truth is if the movie was too good to be missed, you would not care what the director did in the past, you will still watch the movie. Jack Neo is a symbolic director in Singapore so we should support him, forget about his personal life.
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Great talent for comedy and directing
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When I was still a young kid, I watched Jack Neo and gang on comedic show "Gao Xiao Xing Dong" pretty fervently, and I was sad for days when they announced that the show would end. I thought then that Singapore had lost a great comedian talent.

It wasn't soon before long that I realised that my fears were unfounded - his comedic touch came back in the form of his movies. I laughed - and cried - with many of these movies. His satirical take on Singaporean issues resonate with me, and the emotional drama is painful and real - both which he handles well.

In the past, he was known as the 'comedian-turned-director', where his celebrity status fuels people's interest in the movies; but now, he is the 'director who was once a comedian', where his name is now like a guarantee to a good movie, with his comedian past almost nearly forgotten. And that is how it should be; a true recognition of his directional talent.
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Ho seh ah!
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I always enjoy Jack Neo's films. His films are not the usual english ones with love and hatred and whatnot. What i like about his productions that not only does he inject corny humor into his productions, through his characters and storylines, he reveals certain truths about the character of us Singaporeans, whether good or bad, we can't deny that it is true.

Though sometimes his shows do not have a really interesting plot, the characters character in the shows is what really draws viewers.
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Uniquely Singapore Director
(Updated: January 11, 2013)
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After the entire saga, it’s really nice to see Jack Neo returning with yet another uniquely Singapore movie! I’ve enjoyed watching all his movies such as ‘Money not enough’, ‘I’m not stupid’ and his recent movie – ah boys to men is a great catch!

The movie has not only portrait the pampered lifestyle of young Singaporeans, their over protective parents and also the life lessons learnt.

His famous ‘liang po po’ serials, was one of my favorite variety show back in those days!
I believe everyone deserve a second chance thus for his mistake that he has committed which hurt his family deeply, shouldn’t be forgotten but should be an expensive lesson learnt. I guess he and his family is now more bonded and moving forward with their lives.

Times have changed and I really looked forward to him producing more uniquely Singapore movies!
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Our local talent in the movie scene
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Jack Neo is probably Singapore's best move director. He had contributed a lot to Singapore's entertainment industry from his initial fame as 'liang po po' and 'liang ximei' where he crossdressed and earned the hearts of Singaporeans. Now he has advanced to movies which he did a pretty good job in.

I watched a couple of his movies from his earliest of Money no enough, I not stupid etc and i feel that these movies are 'made in singapore' in the sense that the language, the content speaks a thousand words to us Singaporeans, its mockery of politics and Singapore government's policies also never fail to speak our hearts and yet still remain the boundaries of law. His movies are usually heartwarming and has educational and inspirational value for its audience.

Despite the scandal in recent years, he has bounced back and i am looking forward to more refreshing productions from him!
JH
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The most famous director Singapore has ever known
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Jack Neo has been stirring controversy in our local shores ever since his acting days as Liang Po Po. A man who was willing to dress up like a woman, and even speak like a woman, was not commonly found in our conservative society, and yet Jack Neo dared to transcend the rules of society with his breakthrough role as Liang Po Po, sending throngs of fans bursting into loud uncontrollable laughter with his uncanny ability to amuse the audience.

Fast forward a few years, Jack Neo is no longer doing the Liang Po Po stint. In fact, he has moved on to achieve greater things in the media industry by dabbling in local movies. His movie 'I Not Stupid' was a total box office hit, as it was comedic yet mocked the competitive nature of our Singaporean society - one of Singapore's best local satire. Since that breakthrough film, Jack Neo has continued to display his ability to amuse the audience, as well as send a message to viewers, be it moral values or recurring problems in our society, and each of his movies has always managed to touch me deeply.

He has also proven to be extremely professional. Despite the controversy that struck his family last year, he has bounced back with an incredibly strong resilience. He proceeded to create 'Ah Boys to Men', which was yet another hit with the box offices, and definitely proved to Singaporeans that he would always be our best local film maker despite all odds!
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Probably One Of The Best Local Film Producer/Director
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I have always recognized Jack Neo as one of Singapore's greatest film writer and director, and I'm sure many others would reach a consensus with me as well.

Not only is he a director/film producer, he is screened on television in variety shows way back in the past. He has successfully established a reputation of being "Liang Po Po" - oh, who wouldn't know this crouching figure!

Many of his movies, in my perspective, has very accurately exposed the ugly truth about Singaporeans in a comedic style. For example, the renown movie "I Not Stupid" pinpoints on the issue of our nation's stressful education regime, and the pressure the kids have to suffer from their demanding, competitive parents, aside from the persecution from various levels in the society towards those less-academically inclined.

As such, many of the locals, including myself when I was simply a child of about age six or seven, are able to relate closely to the entire movie. It sets off locals to consider and do a thorough self-reflection about their current prejudice, mindsets and behaviour.

Oh, not the mention - one of my favourite shows from Jack Neo is "Homerun".

However, the extra-marital affair that he has unwittingly gotten himself into certainly wounded his reputation, to a certain extent. The good impression that he has made on me was stained by this ugly scandal. Despite having the ability to produce good films, I expected him to be able to manage his personal life more adequately.

Was I expecting too much?

However, the affair he has with the freelance model should not be included when judging on Jack Neo's talent in his profession and industry. Despite being disappointed in his actions, I still hold respect and admiration for him.
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King of Singaporean movies
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He is no doubt the king of the movie scene in Singapore. No disrespect meant to the likes of Royston Tan, Eric Khoo, and Kelvin Goh, but Jack Neo is definitely on another level altogether. His films may be cliche and stereotypical to the point of racism, but he manages to touch Singaporeans in a way anyone would kill for.

I remember his film Home Run. Even today, I will say that it is one of the best films by a Singaporean. The image of Shawn running a marathon just for a brand new pair of shoes is one that is not easily forgotten. Although his personal life is suspect, I believe that that should not deter people from recognising the impact his films had on Singapore as a whole.

As we speak, his film Ah Boys to Men is playing. I'm catching it tonight, and I am sure it'll be another heartwarming film about Singaporean culture.
IK
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Always stirring controversy in Singapore.
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3.5
Jack Neo is known for directing and acting in his own local films, such as the I Not Stupid film and television series, Liang Popo, and Money No Enough. His films always cause quite a lot of controversy upon release, such as the themes of the films, or the fact that he dares to act as a granny, or the over-exaggeration of some of his scenes, and so on.

I do not really watch Chinese films, but back when I Not Stupid was out, I just had to catch it. It was one of my first Chinese films, and one of the nicest, I must say. I thought it was daring of him to portray the primary school education system, and the addressing of the classification of the different 'groups' of students (EM1, EM2, etc). These were also the primary subjects that were talked about between locals upon the film's release. I found the sequel to be particularly good as well, but somewhat farfetched. The caning scene was definitely overdone in my opinion. Can see he was trying to raise a point in terms of the secondary level education system, but a little bit far off...

Jack Neo further caused controversy after his scandal, but he still managed to get over it eventually, and carried on directing and acting in films that people talked about (whether good or bad) as they were released to cinemas. His new film, Ah Boys To Men will be out in 2013. That is what I call being professional in your career.
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A talented film-maker, capable of inspiring others.
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The first local movie I watched was Ah Long Pte Ltd. It was hilarious and I caught myself laughing unexpectedly. It was then that I began following Jack Neo's movies and soon, was a fan of Love Matters and Where Got Ghost? I find that all his movies capture the essence of Singapore very well indeed.

After catching these and a couple more of his movies, I find that Jack Neo is exactly what Singapore needs to boost it's reputation on the international arts scene. A director of Jack Neo's caliber is difficult to find today, and I can only hope that he inspires more budding film-makers into following his footsteps.
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