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12 August 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »
When circus clown Sunny gets transformed into a super-powered mutant, he finds himself pitted against his fellow circus performers who were altered in the same accident, and who are now using their powers to wreck havoc around the city. | Add synopsis »
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Mo-Chan Chik

Collin Chou ... Zhang Dachu
Chrissie Chow ... Youyou
Chi-Kui Fong

Aaron Kwok ... Sunny
Elanne Kwong ... Angel's TV Replacement
Kibby Lau ... CSS reporter
Yau-Kuen Law
Simon Lee ... Advertiser
Man-Wai Luk

Qi Shu ... Angel
Nan Tie ... Liu Zhenxing
Terence Tsui ... Fishing village chief
Cake Wong ... Dachu's show assistant (as Joyce Wong)
Chi-yin Wong ... Inspector Tong

Jing Wu ... Sun Hao (as Jacky Wu)

Terence Yin ... Kai

Wah Yuen ... Uncle Tak

Jingchu Zhang ... Cheng Xiuhua
Jacob J Ziacan ... Experimental prisoner

Directed by
Benny Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benny Chan  screenplay
Ram Ling  screenplay (as Chi-man Ling)

Produced by
Benny Chan .... producer
Daniel Lam .... executive producer
Original Music by
Anthony Chue 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Benny Chan 
Sing Yan Chan 
Production Design by
William Chang 
Costume Design by
Fung-San Lui 
Production Management
Ji-Chun Chan .... production manager (as David Chan)
Tze Hung Lam .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Niro Chung-Pan Suen .... assistant director
Ka-Wai Tong .... assistant director
Sound Department
Adrian Cook .... sound re-recording mixer (english version only)
Visual Effects by
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Chung Chi Li .... action choreographer
Yuk-Sing Ma .... action choreographer
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... assistant action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwok Hung Chan .... assistant camera: second unit
Yuk-Chuen Cheung .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miriam Chan .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Edwin Van Huizen .... digital intermediate colorist
Other crew
Niro Chung-Pan Suen .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chun sing gai bei" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Hong Kong:110 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
HK Neo Reviews: City Under Siege, 7 October 2010
Author: ( from Australia

So cheesy and cliché that it is actually funny...

It's been a while, since I actually had fun watching cheesy and cliché humour. The latest Benny Chan's sci-fi action extravagant, City Under Siege is an outright cheesy movie that one can either enjoy or doss with respite. Aaron is on the back of a string quality acting roles, returns to his former self as the poster boy of expensive action displays. Not unlike, 2000AD and his 90s antics, Kwok plays a rather simple and empty character that aims to deliver the cheesiest lines in HK cinema. A prime example will be the moment that Kwok starts to woo Shu Qi on screen, out goes the background music sang by Kwok. It reminded me of the days when Kwok used to woo Kelly Chen in too many 90s rom-com. Still, I burst out laughing in the middle of the cinema. Embarrassed, may be a little, but shameless I was. By the time, the film credits were rolling rigorously, I have already laughed out due to extreme cheesiness a hand full of time. Is the film bad? Probably, but the unintentional humour brought a cheesy taste within my tongue.

Aaron Kwok kicks of the title of the most hideous laughing clowns in town. He is a genuine, laid back and simple-minded person who aims and strives to take the stage and throw some knifes. In fact, that is his lifelong goal. Mr. Colin Chou overacts immensely over-the-top and the result is a performance that is both hilariously bad and also his funniest role of his career. Shu Qi is still pretty enough to justify an eye candy presence, despite being overhaul by a rookie newsreader (played by Chrissie Chau) due to having a bigger pair of candies. Still, Kwok and Qi lack chemistry, but due to the nature of the movie, it leads to further funnier moments. On the other hand, Zhang Jin Chu continues to still the show in a sympathetic performance and martial artist Wu Jing shows that he is superhuman without being a mutant. In fact, one can highlight the somewhat anticipated fight scene between Jing and Chou, but the fury pacing ruins any sort of enjoyment in that scenario.

All in all, City Under Siege is a highly uneven, cliché, weird, corny and insert any other synonym of cheesy kind of movie. Yet somehow, it manages to be funny and somewhat enjoyable to endure. Director Benny Chan is well known for creating expensive action blockbusters. In City, he manages to be loud, routine and offers nothing special. It is a kind of film that one can easily be turned off, but luckily, for whatever reason, I find this film unintentionally funny in both a good and a bad way...(Neo 2010)

I rate it 6/10


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