A well respected man residing in what's left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.

Director:

Hu Guan

Writers:

Runnian Dong, Hu Guan
24 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Xiaogang Feng ... Liu Ye
Hanyu Zhang ... Men San Er
Qing Xu ... Hua Xia Zi
Kris Wu ... Xiao Fei (as Wu Yifan)
Yifeng Li ... Xiao Bo
Hua Liu ... Deng Zhao'er
Ju-Gang Bai ... Xiao Fei's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Du ... Twelve Master
Shan Jiang ... Doctor
Yiming Lian ... Yang Huo'er
Jing Liang ... Deng Zhao'er's wife
Nuo Lu ... Xiao Fei's friend
Hao Ning ... Real Estate Agent
Yuxian Shang Yuxian Shang ... Xiao Fei's Girlfriend
Zeru Tao Zeru Tao ... Liu Ye's old friend
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A well respected man residing in what's left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs.

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kidnapping | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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The ostrich running in the street is actually dressed up by a girl. See more »

Quotes

Xiao Fei's friend: Good Morning
Liu Ye: Good Morning.
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Greenhouse Girl
Performed by Kris Wu (as Wu Yifan)
Music by Cui Jian
Lyrics by Kris Wu and Cui Jian
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A movie with wise-cracking dialog that surpassed the scenarios, the plots and the storyline
9 January 2016 | by MovieIQTestSee all my reviews

A so-so movie about some Chinese old farts who failed to adapt themselves into the ever changing, rapidly deteriorating environment and social structure in China, especially the horrible turn-out of Beijing. This film signed up the famous and controversial director as the leading character, an old fart that got nothing to do everyday, but hold and hanging a bird cage, walking around to deal with some injustice happened daily in that part of the Capital. An old fart who had a dark background and history when he was young, a widower with a rebellious son who didn't respect at all but despise him. The animosity and misunderstanding between father and son finally clashed and tested when the young one involved in a trouble, and his old fart father had tried to solve it with his old but die-hard rigid moral principles originated from his mobster time when he was young.

The whole movie was stretched too long just for the purpose of allowing these Beijing old farts to deliver some wise-cracking dialog that made the old Beijing people so self-important and so self-pompous, considering themselves a notch higher than the other people living outside of the Capital city. The wise-cracking dialog had stretched so thin that sometimes really needed your patience to sit tight to watch. The storyline and the scenarios involved lot of unnecessary sub-plots to patch up the whole somehow very hollow and weak story. It totally relied on this actor/director to deliver most of the pointless dialog. At first, the leading character gave you an impression that he indeed could talk the talk and walk the walk, but then, suddenly his obnoxious attitude and his toughness surrendered to his physical conditions, with heart disease. An old fart, tough with his mouth but scared to death to surgery and the small scalpels to be used in his surgery.

The storyline later turned out to be more ridiculous when he tried to meet the gangsters from the other side. So pretentious gestures in his preparation before the final encounter: shaving his hairs, putting up an old green military long coat, long boots and then, taking out a Japanese Katana, riding a bike through the Beijing streets, with an escaped ostrich aside all along.....These, are all parts of the prolonged to the extreme unnecessary scenes, so overly contrived to certain unbearable limit. And then, what we got is nothing but mucho thunders, not even thunderbolts, albeit rains.

This movie is just too Chinese to be appreciated by any other country's viewers. Even to the Chinese who did not grow up in Beijing would have a quite tough time to sit through the whole nine yards if the dialog in Chinese didn't keep interpreting with ( ) to make them understandable. A very contrite and pretentious, sometimes even quite shallow movie. Not too bad, but definitely not great either. Watchable, but need some patience to sit through.


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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Six See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$332,117, 27 December 2015

Gross USA:

$1,415,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,191,345
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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