The first part of the Lee Rock trilogy which chronicles the rise and fall of the corrupt police force that Lee Rock becomes a part of. Rock enters Hong Kong as an immigrant from the ... See full summary »
The second part of the trilogy chronicling the rise and fall of Hong Kong's top corrupt official. During this time period, Lee Rock enjoys his sucess and has found a new love. But jealousy ... See full summary »
Chinese Mainlander Lau Ching (Stephen Chow) comes to Hong Kong to find his cousin. There, he meets street smart wise-guy Smartie (Kenny Bee), who tries to help Ching get into a martial arts... See full summary »
Lo King, a dependent playboy, fakes his own mental illness in attempts to inherit the fortune of his two older brothers, Lo Leung and Lo Fei, who are plagued with their own troubles. Leung ... See full summary »
Raymond Bak-Ming Wong,
Francis Chun-Yu Ng
On the course of a case involving terrorists, Sing has been demoted to traffic duty. After feeling insulted being assigned to traffic duty, he quits the police force. Having no money left ... See full summary »
With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »
"Lucky" Coffee Shop is well known for its egg tarts and tea. Waiter Sui, named as Prince Egg Tart, attracts lots of girls but only loves Candy. He and his friends, Nam, and Fok, all have ... See full summary »
Daniel Hiu Tung Chan,
A gritty view of the Hong Kong Triad, it graphically illustrates the meaning of "Face" and the consequences of this moral ethic. Whether or not the gangs abide by the rules presented here, or if the gang structures exist as presented, or the cops behave with such unrestrained arrogance is not the issue. It just feels so real. It's the HK equivalent of Goodfellas.
Contributing to produce this realism is the general interaction of the characters to each other and the world about them. Nice touches are the moments of filial respect with no words spoken and subtle gestures which speak volumes. If you can set aside the clownish fight scenes, this is a good way of seeing into the Chinese psyche.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?