Six successful friends, raised in an orphanage, use all means at their disposal to raise money for needy children.
"Tarantino action... Hong Kong style": so boasts an unattributed 'quote' on the back of my DVD of The Group. Sadly, it's all lies designed to sell the movie to unsuspecting HK action fans such as myself... even Tarantino at his most self-Indulgent couldn't turn out something as incomprehensible and mind-numbingly banal as this mess from director Alfred Cheung.
Trying to keep track of the story for The Group is a mug's game: once the characters have been introduced, the film rapidly become a muddled hotch-potch of boring shootouts, dull police procedure, and ridiculous plot developments that are harder to follow than my A-level maths teacher (I got an 'F'). Anthony Wong, featured prominently on the cover, is totally wasted in a small role as a triad member.
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