Juvenile, silly, over-the-top, slapstick, irrelevant, bo liao
"Men in White", or "Gui a! Gui a!" ("Ghost, ghost!") is Kelvin Tong's fifth feature. It is made on a slim budget on a Panasonic Varicam and is Tong's take on the "mo lei tau" (no brainer) comedies of Hong Kong. Hong Kong's "mo lei tau" comedies are mostly truly funny, mainly because of the expert comic timing and geniuses of many of its practitioners (best epitomized by Stephen Chow). With "Men in White" however, Tong plumbs perhaps the nadir of his relatively short cinematic career.
To be honest, I can't imagine anyone giving this movie more than 2 stars on IMDb. My assessment is that "Men in White" as a film is a diversion: haphazard and somewhat irrelevant. The only reason for me giving this 2 stars is that I see Shaun Chen and Ling Lee trying to do some serious acting. Our lives are too short for another 2 hours to be wasted.
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