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Gong Feng ...
Ye Minzhu
Shan Jiang ...
Bai Lin
Rujun Ten ...
Tian Gongshun (as Rujun Teng)
Xiaotong Zhang ...
Yang Gao
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8 November 1997 (Japan)  »

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Somewhere between engaging and insipid.
26 June 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's superficially a nice story, but "Surveillance" doesn't really show Huang Jianxin at his best. It falls awkwardly between his two unique styles

  • the overt political symbolism and criticism of his early movies, and the


sardonic warmth of his later movies - and ends up being a rather flat movie which doesn't genuinely engage the audience.

Huang's wonderful eye for detail sets him above his Chinese contemporaries in almost all his movies: there are some really enjoyable scenes here, but neither the social observation nor the plot are really enough to sustain a whole film.


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