IMDb > Punished (2011)

Punished (2011) More at IMDbPro »Bou ying (original title)

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Punished -- After his daughter is abducted and killed, a powerful tycoon appoints his ex-bodyguard to avenge her death by hunting down and videotaping the murders of everyone involved in the unsolved crime.
Punished -- When a tycoon's daughter is found dead of cocaine overdose after being rescued from abduction, he will stop at nothing to avenge her.


User Rating:
5.9/10   617 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Chi Keung Fung (screenplay)
Fung Lam (screenplay)
View company contact information for Punished on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
5 May 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »
First the ransom. Then the payback.
When a tycoon's daughter is found dead of cocaine overdose after being rescued from abduction, he will stop at nothing to avenge her. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
HK Neo Reviews: Punished See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Wong Ho Chiu
Richie Jen ... Chor (as Richie Ren)
Janice Man ... Daisy
Maggie Ho Yee Cheung ... Mrs. Wong
Candy Lo ... May
Lei Lam ... Pang
Jun Kung
Charlie Cho ... TK
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Chung San Chui
Elena Kong ... Daisy's mother
King-Kong Lam
Lin Li
Kenny Lo ... Bodyguard
Yut-yut Wong

Directed by
Wing-cheong Law 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chi Keung Fung  screenplay
Fung Lam  screenplay

Produced by
John Chong .... executive producer
Elaine Chu .... associate producer
Shirley Lau .... administrative producer
Johnnie To .... producer
Original Music by
Dave Klotz 
Guy Zerafa 
Cinematography by
Chiu-Lam Ko (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Curran Pang 
David M. Richardson 
Production Design by
Raymond Chan 
Art Direction by
Raymond Chan 
Costume Design by
Steven Tsang 
Production Management
Jackson Ha .... production manager
Visual Effects by
Ken Law .... visual effects supervisor
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Tin Yan Wu .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Jordan Dieselberg .... additional assistant editor

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bou ying" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Retribution" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
See more »
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The story was the original basis for Life Without Principle (2011).See more »
Continuity: The opening scene shows the image has been reversed. This is shown by the writing on the BFG tires with "All Terrain Tire" reversed (like in a mirror).See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
HK Neo Reviews: Punished, 22 November 2011
Author: ( from Australia

It is impossible not to be disappointed at the latest Milky Way Film produced by Johnnie To. The film probably plays like any other To's films, but without the usual stylish flair that elevates his films to fan-boy's status. Director Law Wing-Cheong is clearly no Johnnie To and his inability to take an average and predictable story and turn it into a stylistic art means mediocrity is all he will achieve. It is unfortunately with the likes of Anthony Wong and Richie Ren being involved and giving a good account of themselves in the process as well. The film also suffers from the lack of a wonderful soundtrack that is so utterly important in Milky Way films. All in all, Punished fails as a Milky Way production and lacks of all the usual Johnnie To's stylistic trademark that make his films so much better. Average and predictable at best…

Neo rates it 6/10.


Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Punished (2011)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Life Without Principle The City of Lost Souls Infernal Affairs 2 Awake Running Out of Time
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Crime section IMDb Hong Kong section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.