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Double Tap (2000)

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What begins as an innocuous entry into a gun competition eventually steers Rick towards a path of fatal rivalry. With extensive training, Rick emerges as one of the finest shooters in town.... See full summary »

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Ruby Wong ...
Colleen
Vincent Kok
Monica Chan
Joe Man Kwong Cheung ...
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What begins as an innocuous entry into a gun competition eventually steers Rick towards a path of fatal rivalry. With extensive training, Rick emerges as one of the finest shooters in town. Three years down the line, four members of a G4 unit have been murdered; the suspects clear out any possible evidence. A top CID officer, Miu, narrows the suspect list down to just Rick, whom he had met in the shooting arena on the final day of the gun competition three years before... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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During the climatic gun battle sequence taking place in a cinema, The World Is Not Enough (1999) is screened on the screen. Posters of the film can also be seen throughout the building. See more »

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Unfortunately not an outstanding Hong Kong movie...
19 August 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

For a Hong Kong action movie, then "Double Tap" was a bit on the more lame side, unfortunately.

The story is about Ricky (played by Leslie Cheung), a gunsmith and an ace marksman, who is forced to kill a man at a shooting competition, as the man is threatening Ricky's girlfriend with a gun. The ordeal leaves a lasting impression on Ricky and makes his develop a taste for blood. Three years later, people are found dead, shot through the head with the special 'double tap' technique that only a few men in Hong Kong are capable of doing. Detective Miu (played by Alex Fong) is the high-ranking detective on the case to solve these murders. And it soon becomes a chase of cat and mouse, as time is running out and more dead police officers are showing up.

Like many other Hong Kong action movies, this movie had a great amount of action that was accompanied by a good story. However, there was just something missing from this movie. It moved ahead at a slow pace, and it was fairly anti-climatic all in all. The movie never really peaked, but just kept pacing onward at a dull pace.

Oddly enough, not even Leslie Cheung was able to keep this movie afloat, and it came off as just slightly over average compared to other Hong Kong movies of the same genre. The acting performances in the movie were good, but without that key ingredient that was missing from the movie, good acting performances are only worth so much.

There are other, and far better, Hong Kong action movies available, and "Double Tap" is worth watching mostly if you are a fan of Leslie Cheung, or like myself, just have to watch all Hong Kong movies that you come across.

The DVD cover said that t his movie was in, and I quote, "Matrix style". Yeah, that was somewhat of an over-exaggeration. There was surprisingly little in "Double Tap" that could be even remotely compared to "The Matrix". So don't get suckered in by that false advertising.


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