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Accident (2009)

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A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all.

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Ho Kwok-fai, The Brain
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Chan Fong-chow (as Richie Ren)
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Michelle Ye ...
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Yuqin Han ...
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Cheung Wing Lai ...
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Peter Lau ...
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Frank Michael Liu ...
Police Detective (as Chung Kei Lau)
Siu Kwan Lui ...
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Sherwin Ming ...
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Jo Hung San ...
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Lui Yiu Tung ...
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A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all.

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When life is the shadow of death

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accidents really do happen
1 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of movie I love if done right. I will say right off the bat this one is not done well. The premise is good = a gang of contract killers arrange murders to look like accidents. The leader of the gang gets trapped by his own paranoia forgetting that accidents can really do happen.

The murders reminded me of those serial action contraptions we had as kids that have one thing lead to another in a complicated sequence--a marble rolls down an incline to land on a lever that activates a spring that pours some water etc etc.....What ever happened to those toys? I guess computer games perempted them.

The idea is good why couldn't they have polished it up and made the thing believable? The murders are accomplished by unbelievably complicated serial actions that are just that UNBELIEVABLE---the first target gets out of his car because a canvas sign is covering part of the windshield (this is near the end of one of these unbelievable trip wire sequences)...why doesn't he just drive on? Better yet have the sign cover the whole windshield and make it believable!!! In another murder an old man in a wheel chair rolls down a street out of control to the exact spot where a wire is dangling from a high tension overhead power line---put there by a kite in a rain storm.

The visuals kind of sum up the caliber of the film....gory cheesy Kung Fu death sequences with watery blood belching out of mouths..

Over all plot where paranoia tricks the main character is also a good idea...but come on write a more convincing story--an eclipse of the sun ruining one of these things dumb! yawn!

Art Film Quality? You have to be kidding---well maybe not considering what wins at those things.

How is wish this movie had been better!

DO NOT RECOMMEND


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