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PTU File: Death Trap (2005)
"PTU neui ging ji ngau yin haam jing" (original title)

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In one of the modern buildings in Hong Kong, a group of well dressed middle-class people are attending a party held by a medical college. Among them are Ka Ho, a doctor, and his sexy ... See full summary »

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Kristy Yang ...
Officer Yeung Fong Fong (as Kristy Yan)
Anya ...
Rebecca
Hanabi Kim ...
Mei Wai
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Sgt. Wong
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Yu Fei
Andrew Lin ...
Ka Ho (as Hoi Lin)
Otto Wong
Eddie Pang
Anita Wong
Kavin Tsang
Yong You ...
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Julia Jia
Sabrina Cheung
Ben Cheung
Carman Ho
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In one of the modern buildings in Hong Kong, a group of well dressed middle-class people are attending a party held by a medical college. Among them are Ka Ho, a doctor, and his sexy partner Mary, a crime woman and a booty buyer from Japan, a German killer named Stefan, a sexy undercover cop for catching a lawless merchant. All these people, not knowing each other, met more than once on the morning of that day. A lucky draw is being held on the stage, everybody has a 'lucky number'. Suddenly four unexpected guests come. One of them has received a bullet wound while another is holding a gun. Outside the banquet hall a superintendent of police has arrived and his teams have surrounded the building. Meanwhile, inside the hall, as the injured youngster died, his brother, the other youngster, has turned crazy. In his anger, he decide to kill hostages by drawing numbers.... Written by Ysquare

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PTU File: Death Trap is a 90+ minute action flick that runs like a soap opera, and that's not a good thing. (*1/2 out of * * * *)
21 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PTU File: Death Trap (2005) is a 90+ minute action flick that runs like a soap opera, and that's not a good thing. Worst of all, it throws in all of the cop movie clichés from the book.

The multiple story lines all lead to the big finale in which a gang holds a medical center hostage. Before this occurs, we meet a bunch of characters, who will be affected by the event.

Yeung Fong Fong (Kristy Yang), is a PTU officer, who thinks her husband Ka Ho, a doctor, is eyeing his friend and partner; Rebecca (Anya) is an undercover cop trying to helping her police superior, Wong (Michael Wong) catch a merchant known as Yu Fei; four friends try to make it in the music business, but they need money fast; there's a femme fatale, Mei Wai (Hanabi Kim) added into the mix (I wish there were more ideas done with this character).

There are so many clichés in PTU File: Death Trap, such as the undercover cop who is promised out but the superior holds her back, the hostage situation in which crucial characters are given big moments, and the idiotic high police official who will eventually pull the hero off the case.

The movie is co-written and directed by Tony Leung Hung-Wah (you'd think the movie credits would make some of distinction from the other Tony Leungs out there). The fight sequences involving our heroines are watchable. It's during the fights and the finale when PTU File: Death Trap does really comes alive and becomes what it wants to be: an action movie chick flick.

There's even a car chase in which a hostage, a fat woman throws up on everybody. Did we really need to see that? I wanted to watch the chase, but I was put off by all the vomiting.

The shootouts are horribly edited. I mean, look at the shootout with Michael Wong and his crew. The CGI is so lazily done, it almost looks cartoonish.

Another one of the movie's redeeming values are the film's three heroines who all look cute, but that's all they have going for them. The performances are horrible, and since there's so many things going on in this movie, it's hard to care.

There's a reference to Infernal Affairs II, in which a bad guy is given a "legal" copy of the film. Later the DVD is crushed to bits by a car. Watching that happen, I was deeply offended since I think that Infernal Affairs II is a much superior film than this low-budget fare.


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