MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,104 this week

So Close (2002)
"Xi yang tian shi" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 6,167 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 70 user | 65 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.

Director:

(as Cory Yuen)

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 24 titles
created 12 Apr 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 06 Nov 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "So Close" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: So Close (2002)

So Close (2002) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of So Close.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Three Times (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
Stars: Qi Shu, Kar Yan Lam, Alex Fong
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The film has been made after a popular novel that is devoted to the everyday work of a drug police team. The protagonist is a courageous police woman whose relations with three men in her ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Wei Zhao, Nicholas Tse, Yunlong Liu
Viva Erotica (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A struggling director is offered the opportunity to direct a Cat-III film to revive his career. Torn between artistic integrity and financial troubles, he also has to deal with his jealous ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Karen Mok, Qi Shu
Naked Weapon (2002)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mysterious woman, known as Madame M, kidnaps forty pre-teen girls and transports them to a remote island to train them as the most deadly assassins. CIA operative Jack Chen follows the ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Marit Thoresen, Almen Pui-Ha Wong, Daniel Wu
Dream Girl (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Wai Man Yip
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Wei Zhao, Vincent Kok
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang's trans-formative encounter with the Monkey King.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok
Stars: Zhang Wen, Qi Shu, Bo Huang
Comedy | Romance | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Ming Dynasty China, two pairs of siblings are destined for each other. But fate throws countless obstacles in the path of their happiness. One pair is high-born: the young Emperor and ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Faye Wong, Wei Zhao
Bull Brothers (2015)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Hans accidentally aids an evil turtle Boss Wang to steal the Golden Bull from his home Bull Valley. When the Bull Brothers discover Boss Wang's evil plan, they have no choice but to take up arms, and restore balance to their world.

Director: Jonathan Hua Lang Lim
Stars: Wu Jiang, Wilber Pan, Qi Shu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A beautiful real-estate agent (Peiru) gets drunk at a karaoke bar and throws up on a principled, lonely cop (Zhendong). Zhendong quickly falls for the flirtatious Peiru despite the fact ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau
Stars: Qi Shu, Ye Liu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
Seoul Raiders (2005)
Drama | Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In this sequel to "Tokyo Raiders", wisecracking, kung-fu-fighting spy/private eye Lam jets off to Seoul, South Korea with a bevy of gorgeous assistants to pursue the thief of a valuable ... See full summary »

Director: Jingle Ma
Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Richie Jen, Qi Shu
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Aryong, the daughter of a triad boss from Hong Kong is accused of killing the boss of a competing triad, she is goes into hiding in Korea. Upon arriving, she is guided by a nimble but loyal Gi-chul and his motley crew, who are assigned to protect her until her return.

Director: Jin-gyu Cho
Stars: Qi Shu, Beom-su Lee, Hyeon-yeong
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lynn
...
Sue
...
Hong Yat Hong
Seung-heon Song ...
Yen (as Song Seung Hun)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Master
Derek Wan ...
Master
Michael Wai ...
Ma Siu Ma
Deric Wan ...
Chow Nunn (as Siu-Lun Wan)
Sau Sek ...
Chow Lui
Ki Yan Lam ...
Alice
...
Ching (as Josephine Ho)
Sheung Mo Lam ...
Lai Kai-joe
May Kwong ...
May
Henry Fong ...
Dad (as Fong Ping)
...
Mom
Edit

Storyline

The brothers Chow Nunn and Chow Lui's giant computer company is facing a tense crisis - a powerful computer virus is rapidly wiping out their computer network. At the last minute a cyber-friend arrives to join the battle. The mysterious 'Angel.com' battles the virus and saves the company. Invited by Chow Lui for a visit in person, Angel.com arrives in the form of the beautiful Lynn. But it turns out Lynn is a professional assassin with amazing high-tech and kung fu skills. She kills Chow Lui with cyanide hidden in a pair of sunglasses. She's aided by her sister Sue, who operates the pair's World Panorama surveillance system, which allows them to tap into any video security system in the world. Young cop Kong Yat Hong and her partner Mark are put on the case. Hong has a brilliant mind and immediately senses she's dealing with a killer with very special skills. Realizing they are facing a tough adversary, Lynn and Sue become fascinated with Hong as well. Lynn runs into Yan, the cousin ... Written by <christian_wong2002@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Looks can be deceiving. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

12 September 2002 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

So Close  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$186,098 (Hong Kong) (6 September 2002)

Gross:

$31,702 (USA) (12 September 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(dvd release)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Hong is accused of having concrete evidence supporting her apparent murder of Lynn - yet she had a solid alibi chasing Sue with other cops. The evidence is obviously barely circumstantial - a strand of hair and a necklace planted at the scene. Forensics would have picked this up and Hong's fellow officers would have confirmed her alibi. There was absolutely no reason to believe that Hong killed Lynn. See more »

Quotes

Hong Yat Hong: [subtitled version] A gun is like a bird. If you don't grab it tightly enough, it flies away. If you grab it too tightly, it will die.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

They Long To Be (Close To You)
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Corrine May
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Taiwan) Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nothing original but still quite fun with some good fights and touches
8 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lynn and Sue are sisters whose father developed a cutting edge global surveillance tool before he and his wife were murdered for it. As a result of this the sisters became hired killers, with Lynn doing the killing and Sue guiding and advising remotely. When they complete a major job it leads to two events - firstly, their employer looks to silence them by killing them, and second, a driven cop, Hong, picks up their trail and begins to hunt them down.

As many of the audience for this film likely were, I was attracted to this film by the beautiful women on the dvd cover just as much as I was by the promise of martial arts action. The plot starts out as the standard thing with hired killers and `tough cops who are out to get them but also admire/relate to them', so nothing new there. Meanwhile the action is good but it will be standard fare for HK fans (in fact, for most of the world now thanks to Hollywood embracing it's style), although, having said that it is still entertaining even if I always find the very unnatural looking wire work to be a bit offputting.

The opening scene, where Lynn expertly moves through an office block to the strains of `why do birds etc' easily marks out the style of the film (not original, but fun) and the fights are good and have a good dramatic sense to them. The plot may well be seen elsewhere but it still has good touches and twists that will come as a surprise to many despite the familiarity of the plot basics. The cast are pretty good. The two lead actresses, Qi and Zhao, both play their roles with confidence and, needless to say, they are both very easy on the eye (and then some!). Mok is pretty but looks ugly next to these two - however she has a good character and has a fun, tough attitude. The support cast are evil bad guys and comedy sidekick cops, they all do what they are supposed to do, but to be honest the focus is always going to be the main women.

Overall, this film is not anything original or special but it is still quite good fun with plenty of stylish action. The plot has just enough going for it to carry it off, while the leads' good looks and appealing characters are a draw in themselves. Fans of the genre should enjoy it even if it doesn't stand out.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Better than The Matrix, Kill Bill and Charlie's Angels?!??!! Fair_Maiden
The Kiss thefishbag
Song at the record store? freestyle3000
warm bottle of water? davies20
Charlie's Angels wishes it was this cool quantumleaper
Since my comments never got posted.... secretKing
Discuss So Close (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?