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Release Date:
12 July 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »
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A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chao Deng ... Leng Lingqi (Coldblood) (as Deng Chao)

Yifei Liu ... Shong Yayu (Emotionless) (as Liu Yi Fei)
Ronald Cheng ... Cui Lueshang (Life Snatcher)

Collin Chou ... Tie Yourda (Iron Hands)

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Zhuge Zhenwo (as Anthony Wong)
Xiubo Wu ... An Shigeng - The God of Wealth (as Wu Xiu Bo)
Taisheng Chen ... Sheriff King (as Cheng Tai Shen)
Yi Yan Jiang ... Ji Yaohua (as Jiang Yi Yan)
Anna Fang ... Butterfly
Ryu Kohata ... Avalanche
Sheren Tang ... Aunt Foise
Waise Lee ... Prince
Bei-Er Bao ... Big Wolf (as Bao Bei Er)
Ying Jie Wu ... Ding Dong (as Wu Ying Jie)
Miao Chi ... Guts (as Miao Chi)
Tina Xiang ... Bell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuki Li ... Feng Ming

Directed by
Gordon Chan 
Janet Chun 
 
Produced by
Gordon Chan .... executive producer
Gordon Chan .... producer
Abe Kwong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Lai 
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ki-Hop Chan 
 
Production Design by
Bruce Yu 
 
Makeup Department
Ling Mei .... makeup artist
 
Special Effects by
Bruce Law .... fire effects
 
Visual Effects by
Di Cai .... compositor
Kristaan Cain .... previsualisation artist: Base Fx
Will Geng .... visual effects producer
Pavel Hristov .... technical director
Pei-Zhi Huang .... effects technical director: Base Fx
Fangfei Li .... digital compositor (as Li Fangfei)
Shiyang Liu .... digital compositor
Yulong Liu .... compositor
Dong Ming .... compositor
Natasa Simonson .... visual effects coordinator (as Natasa Ljubisavljevic)
Ron Simonson .... visual effects supervisor
Hao Sun .... compositor
Fu Xiao .... compositor
Chen Zonglei .... matte painter
 
Stunts
Huan-Chiu Ku .... action director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Zheng-Jia Guo .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Petr Pololanik .... conductor
Petr Pololanik .... orchestrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Si da ming bu" - China (original title)
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Runtime:
118 min
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Followed by Si da ming bu 3 (2014)See more »

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And a 4's about right..., 16 January 2015
Author: grandmastersik from Finland

Based loosely on the Chinese X-men-meets-wuxia comic, Four Constables, upon being impressed by their Capcom-style bar fight, the benevolent Professor X-type character recruits two CGI-enhanced fighters to join his team of ultra-top secret police as they hunt for the criminal mastermind behind a money-counterfeiting ring.

Maybe some of you had to read the above sentence twice. Unfortunately, the film isn't in any way as clear, as the jumbled mess of a plot isn't something that requires attention to comprehend, rather, it just skips along from part A to C and hopes that no-one will mind.

But that's not The Four's biggest problem.

Seemingly convinced that if Hollywood can get away with shallow, green-screened action turds, they can too, the producers blatantly insult viewers by compiling a film they obviously thought nobody would have anything to moan about as long as it looked good. And, to their credit, it did look good.

So, if you like soulless entertainment thinly veiled as a film (something which requires plot and character development components to really work), then you may just find this worthy of your time; if, however, you're looking for something that won't leave you scratching your head or wondering why there are a million characters when none of them have anything remotely interesting going on, you've been warned.

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