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Two Thumbs Up (2015)

Chung fung che (original title)
A criminal fresh out of prison who seeks out his former partners in crime for another heist. And they make a very elaborate plan to carry out the criminal intent, but things turn awry when another gang of criminals hit the same target.

Director:

Ho-Leung Lau

Writer:

Ho-Leung Lau (screenplay)
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Cast

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Francis Ng ... Lo Sze Fat
Simon Yam ... Chow Tai Po
Leo Ku ... Tsui On Leung
Patrick Tam ... Johnny To
Mark Cheng ... Lam Dong
Shatina Chen Shatina Chen ... Robber Girl
Philip Keung ... Chief of Robbers
Rock Ji Rock Ji ... Robber A
Jiemeng Zhuang Jiemeng Zhuang ... Young Lady
Jamie Cheung Jamie Cheung ... Tsang Ching Yee
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... Aunt
Jack Kao ... Warden
Wing-Cheong Law Wing-Cheong Law ... Bowling Alley's Owner
Alan Mak Alan Mak ... Tsui Po On
Felix Chong ... Inspector of Police
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Storyline

Big F, who's just gotten out of prison, wastes no time in tracking down his old comrades, picking up bowling alley employee Crazy B, back-alley hairstylist Johnny T and mechanic East L in quick succession. As it turns out, Big F wants to rob a truck transporting dirty money across the Mainland-Hong Kong border, and to do that, the gang's got to pose as police officers. On the day of the heist, the men set off in their minibus-turned-police-vehicle dressed as cops and armed with BB guns. What they don't know is that another group of criminals also has its sights set on the truck and those people have AK-47s.

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Chi Wah Wong had a guest role in the film but the scene featuring him was removed from the theatrical cut. See more »

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Also two thumbs up from me...
3 May 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

For me it was quite a thrill to find the 2015 movie "Two Thumbs Up" (aka "Chung fung che"), especially since I wasn't even familiar of its existence. But more so, it was quite a thrill to return to the Hong Kong cinema with a movie such as this and with both Francis Ng and Simon Yam at the helm.

Director and writer Ho Leung Lau managed to create something quite entertaining here with "Two Thumbs Up". And while it perhaps wasn't the most original of scripts, it sure was an entertaining one.

The story is about a criminal fresh out of prison who seeks out his former partners in crime for another heist. And they make a very elaborate plan to carry out the criminal intent, but things turn awry when another gang of criminals hit the same target.

There is a good amount of action, storytelling and actually also some comedy in this movie. Luckily the comedy is subtle and kept to a minimum, otherwise this would have been a whole different movie entirely. It is this good combination of elements that make the story interesting and fast paced.

But a lot of credit should also go to the cast of the movie. The people hired to portray the various roles and characters were doing great jobs with their given roles. I was especially impressed with Hong Kong heavy weighters Franic Ng and Simon Yam, and you know that they will give you your money's worth of entertainment, and they didn't fail to deliver in "Two Thumbs Up".

If you enjoy the Hong Kong cinema, then you should really take the time to sit down and watch "Two Thumbs Up", because it feels like a grand return to the golden age of Hong Kong action movies, when John Woo was the pinnacle of Hong Kong action cinema.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 April 2015 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

衝鋒車 See more »

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$5,222,413
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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