When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a ... See full summary »
Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.
A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Macau, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong,
A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case.
Realizing that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human ... See full summary »
Thives with razors on their tongue, seemingly interesting characters. No credibility. I was reminded at all times that I was watching a movie. The lack of presence in characters and looseness between the scenes made me awfully aware about the acting. This is some times the case when a director makes something for himself and comes blind to his own work. He forgets to tell the audience the stories of the characters. Maybe he forgot the stories in his head. One is left to wander from image to image, carefully chosen pieces of Hong Kong city scape. Clever tricks and beautiful images though aren't enough to make the movie complete. Three years in making and it shows. Where is the focus? Scenes are loose and connection between feels like shorts put together without adding up or building anything. Johnnie To achieved a cool style but forgot the characters. I like fun light movies but with no connection to the characters and story, the movie left me numb. The Finale comes out of nowhere. The build is a joke.
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