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Although it is by no way, near To's best work, it is still a lot better than the best many other directors have ever achieved. And just because To tries something lighter (story-wise, violence-wise, although the latter isn't really happening), it doesn't mean it has to be bad.
Of course the To fan, might expect something else. But this is more a love story, even in the more important moments, it goes a completely different route, than one might expect. One particular action scene is more or less choreographed like a musical number (kind of "Singin in the rain" literally ;o) ). Talking about/of music, there are a few people who might be put off by the music. But I felt it suited the movie very good!
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