Crime, violence, drug abuse. Nothing new there. Asian youth? Sure, every ethnicity has its 'thuggery' - wannabe or otherwise. Can an individual be a product of his environment? No doubt. Moral ambiguity, conflicted hero/anti-hero, now that is a story to be told and "Baby" does that well. David Huynh's portrayal of Baby has me rooting for him at the same time I question his choices. Strong performance. Loved Feodor Chin's Benny. Still a coward as the greasy warlord. Excellent villain in the mold of pre-Eastwood Zachary Scott. Ken Choi, the tragic Mike, he's been there before. Pops (Tzi Ma) and Baby (David Huynh), an entire story on its own. Exciting photography! The scenes riding in cars were brilliant and inspired. A graphic technique I would have liked to see applied throughout. Juwan Chung's style seems to have real vision. Check it out.
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