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Badges of Fury (2013)

Bu er shen tan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 21 June 2013 (China)
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In just 3 days, three cases of Smiling Murder shock Hong Kong. The young detective Wang Bu'er and his buddy Huang Feihong embark on an investigation full of excitement and unexpected events.

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Tsz Ming Wong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Huang Feihong
Zhang Wen ... Wang Bu'er
Shi Shi Liu ... Liu Jinshui (as Shishi Liu)
Michelle Chen ... Sgt Angela
Yan Liu ... Dai Yiyi
Collin Chou ... Chen Hu
Lik-Sun Fong ... Fortune Teller
Stephen Fung ... Liu Jun
Xiaoming Huang ... Man in Black
Raymond Lam ... Gao Min
Ka-Yan Leung ... Tiger Crane Lucky
Siu-Lung Leung ... Liu Jinshui's uncle
Yili Ma ... The Lieutenant
Stephy Tang ... Driver
Liang Tian ... Liu Jinshui's Ex-boyfriend
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Badges Of Fury, a crime thriller featuring one hell of a martial arts trio with Jet Li (needs no introduction), Collin Chou (The Matrix Reloaded, Flashpoint) and Wu Jing (SPL / Kill Zone) in the lead roles. When a spate of eerie murders erupts across HK two troublemaking cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick WANG and grizzled vet HUANG who is fed up with his reckless younger partner always landing them in hot water. Reaching a dead end after discovering all the victims were former boyfriends of aspiring starlet LIU, the detectives must play a deadly game. One of them must go undercover as Liu's lover to lure the killer out. Li, Chou and Wu are three of the finest screen fighters in the world and with Kung Fu Hustle and Crouching Tiger vet Po Chu Chui in the producer's chair here's betting they're put to good use. Written by IFTEKHAR HUSAIN SIR

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (China) See more »

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$46,495,296
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2.35 : 1
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The film references the Police Story franchise with Jackie Chan. Jet Li and Jackie Chan starred in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) together. See more »

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References Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992) See more »

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Wildly uneven Hong Kong comedy
20 June 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

BADGE OF FURY is one of those films that misleads thanks to false advertising; the DVD cover makes it look like nothing more than a bombastic Jet Li cop actioner, full of explosions and shoot-outs. The reality couldn't be further from the truth: this is instead a wildly uneven, lowbrow and mildly crazy knockabout comedy in the typical Chinese style.

Western audiences are sure to have their patience tested by a narrative that's all over the place, along with CGI-enhanced action sequences which turn fist-fights into comic-book battles, and all manner of over-the-top silliness. This is a film in which the gags fly thick and fast and the characters themselves fly even thicker and faster, being thrown into buildings and through windows at regular intervals. It's corny, stupid and sometimes jaw-droppingly awful.

Despite the anything-goes nature of the script, BADGE OF FURY is mildly amusing, if you're in the right mood for it. Occasionally, watching the male characters lusting over Yan Liu brings to mind the glory days of '80s-era knockabout comedy like MY LUCKY STARS. And Jet Li is always good value for money, even if his role here is limited and there's no real martial arts action to speak of. Unfortunately, we're saddled with the incessantly mugging and intensely irritating Zhang Wen in the lead role, and he's the worst thing about the whole thing.

Elsewhere, look out for a series of cameos from hot Chinese properties: there's Wu Jing in probably the best fight scene, and there's Collin Chou up to his usual bad guy duties. Stephen Fung (HOUSE OF FURY) bags a slightly bigger supporting role but fails to make an impact, but at least there are plenty of film in-jokes for movie fans to enjoy and the occasional sequence in which the jokes work. BADGE OF FURY is a film that it's best to watch fully knowing what you're in for as I can imagine many viewers turning this one off in disgust and in some respects I can't blame them.


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