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Cat and Mouse (2003)

Lou she oi sheung mao (original title)
Zhan Zhao is a deputy to the wise Judge Bao. When Zhan heads back home for a vacation, he uncovers a plot to assassinate Bao so that a rebel group can overthrow the Emperor.

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Gordon Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Zhan Zhao
Cecilia Cheung ... Bai Yutong
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Judge Bao Zheng (as Anthony Wong)
Donglin Guo Donglin Guo ... Prince Xiangyang (as Guo Donglin)
Bingbing Li ... Yue Hua (as Li Bingbing)
Yue Wu ... Pang Yu (as Wu Yue)
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Emperor (as Cheung Tat Ming)
Qianshan Ma Qianshan Ma ... Empress (as Ma Qianshan)
Jiaqi Xie Jiaqi Xie ... Lu Fang (Flying Mouse) (as Xie Jiaqi)
Chapman To ... Han Zhang
Tze Chung Lam ... Xu Qing (as Lam Tze Chung)
Ho Lung Cheung Ho Lung Cheung ... Jiang Ping (as Ronnie Cheung)
Yat-Fei Wong ... Chang Qidan (as Wong Yat Fei)
Haizhong Miao Haizhong Miao ... Gongsun Ce (as Miao Haizhong)
Zijun Ma Zijun Ma ... Imperial Councilor Pang (as Ma Zijun)
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Zhan Zhao is a deputy to the wise Judge Bao. When Zhan heads back home for a vacation, he uncovers a plot to assassinate Bao so that a rebel group can overthrow the Emperor.

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Romance | Comedy | Action

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat and Mouse See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Judge Bao
Composed by Bing Zhong Yang
Lyrics by Sun Yi
Arranged by Kwok-Leung Chan and Marco Wan
Produced by Kwok-Leung Chan
Performed by Andy Lau
OP: Kingdom International Ltd.
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Light fun but thoroughly entertaining.
12 August 2003 | by pat00139See all my reviews

This movie a lot of fun, and all the actors have great chemistry together. It's a very sweet and charming movie. The plot has Zhan (Andy Lau), a well known court officer, going on vacation, where he meets Bai (Cecilia Cheung), and where he finds out about an assassination plot against Judge Bao (Anthony Wong), who's an important person. There are a few more plot elements that come around but that's the basic setup for the movie.

This movie has very good people behind it. The co-writer is Felix Chong, who won a Hong Kong Film Award for his work on Infernal Affairs. The producer/co-cinematographer (odd combination, but, yes, that's what it is) is Andrew Lau (The Storm Riders, The Wesley's Mysterious File) and luckily he's on the spiky ball this time (he's done some bad movies before). You also have Gordon Chan as director (Fist of Legend anyone?). Then you have the three actors mentioned above and a great supporting cast. So all around, people know what they're doing. Nobody messes up either, and that helps a lot.

The only real problem I have with this movie is the speech at the end. This was either put in to pacify the government or asked to be put in by the government. It's basically a brief communist speech given by the Emperor to the people. It shouldn't have been put in there. There's really no setup for it during the movie and it sort of comes out of nowhere (...sort of...). Considering where the movie came from, I guess I can let it go.

This is nothing very heavy. It's light and funny and entertaining. The leads are very good and have great chemistry together. Andy Lau and Cecilia Cheung are very charming whenever they're on screen. Anthony Wong and the rest of the cast seem to be having so much fun doing this movie as well. The movie doesn't break new ground but that doesn't matter, it doesn't try to. It just wants to entertain, and that's what it does very well. 4/5


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