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The police department has long been untouchable until tonight when hijackers kidnap 5 highly trained officers. Cryptic messages from the hijackers expose a mole within the task force.

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Lok Man Leung (as Longman Leung), Kim-Ching Luk (as Sunny Luk)

Writers:

Lok Man Leung, Kim-Ching Luk (as Sunny Luk)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Sean Lau
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... M.B. Waise Lee
Charlie Yeung ... Phoenix Leung
Ka Tung Lam ... Albert Kwong
Kar Lok Chin ... Vincent Tsui (as Chin Ka Lok)
Andy On ... Michael Shek
Terence Yin ... Man To
Aarif Rahman ... Billy Cheung
Eddie Peng ... Joe Lee
Andy Lau ... Philip Luk
Byron Mann ... Chan Bin
Yili Ma ... Michelle Lau
Alex Tsui Alex Tsui ... Mathew Mak
Michael Wong ... York Tsang
Tony Ho ... William Ngai
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In the safest city in Asia, the Hong Kong police department has been untouchable for years. Until one night the police headquarters receives an anonymous call after a fully loaded police van, carrying five highly trained officers and equipment, disappears off the gird. After receiving several cryptic phone calls from the hijackers one officer starts realizing they're aware of every crucial decision they make. But as they execute a carefully planned attack, little do they know they've become unwitting pawns in a bigger, more dangerous game. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold War See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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$45,249,153
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mediocre crime-thriller in a sprawling metropolis...
27 April 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Cold War" ("Hon Zin") is an entertaining movie, but it is far from the finest moment in Hong Kong cinema. And for a crime-thriller, well then it set out to do a lot of things, but it ended up looking as if directors Lok Man Leung and Kim-ching Luk had bitten off a bit too much and weren't able to fully bring it full circle.

The story starts out well enough, and quickly picks up pace, but towards the last third of the movie it started to become forced and somewhat messy, making the movie suffer in overall coherency and enjoyment as a result.

"Cold War" does have some of Hong Kong's top actors in it, and Aaron Kwok does carry the movie quite well. It was a shame that Andy Lau wasn't given more screen time in the movie, but his appearance was great nonetheless.

Personally I am not overly keen on crime movies such as these, and "Cold War" didn't really bring anything overly new or exciting to the genre.

The movie was nicely shot and edited, and it is enjoyable for what it is. But even with my love for Asian cinema, then I doubt that I will be making a second viewing out of this movie. It just didn't have that much to offer.


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