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Firestorm (2013)

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A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches. A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Yan Bing
... Tou Sing Bong
... Police Inspector Lui
... Cao Nam
... Brother Pa
Jacqueline Chan ... Yiu-yiu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wai-Kuen Au ... Security Guard
Leung Ho Bon ... Dim Sum Apprentices
Phat Chan ... Phat
Ricky Chan ... Lone
Tze Fung Cheng ... Young Lui
Eddie Cheung ... Truck Driver
German Cheung ... Jean Paul
Kwok Keung Cheung ... CIB Sergeant Chow
Yu Tak Chi ... Forensic Investigator
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A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches. A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun), armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This puts the police force to shame and humiliation. A hardboiled senior police inspector Lui (Andy Lau), hot on the trails of Nam and his tight crew, determines to put an end to this madness that causes the lives of innocent people. But he soon comes face to face with the cruel reality that the usual police tactics are too futile to send these armed thieves behind bars. Extreme crime requires extreme justice, even if it means crossing his moral line. Tou (Lam Ka Tung), an ex-con desperate to leave his criminal past behind, volunteers to be Lui's snitch in exchange for a fresh start with his girlfriend Bing (... Written by Production

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Firestorm is a Proper Title
1 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I saw this last fall, 2014, when it was first released on DVD and I revisited it again, now, in the fall of 2015. I rarely do that. Basically a classical crime action flick with really smart bad guys against somewhat smart cops. Yes, it's just another armored car heist (well, a couple of them) with lots of firepower. Normally I would say it was all a bit excessive, over-the-top firepower, destruction and killing, but the pace, cinematography, exceptional CGI scenes of downtown Hong Kong with unexpected and creative twists made me stay involved and, always a good sign, not much dead time (ha) so it went quickly.

What makes it a little more special than other films in this genre is that the good people may not make it in the end. But, then too, neither do the not-so-good people.


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