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While two criminals hide out at a woman's apartment after a botched robbery, an ex-cop tries to find a missing gun.

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Xiaozhi Rao
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jianbin Chen
Suxi Ren Suxi Ren
Binlong Pan
Yu Zhang Yu Zhang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi Cheng Yi Cheng
Enxi Deng Enxi Deng
Gang Deng Gang Deng
Xiang Fan Xiang Fan
Hai Lin Hai Lin
Kung-Wei Lu ... (as Kong Jiu)
Ruihan Ma Ruihan Ma
Yinyin Ma Yinyin Ma
Huanyu Ning Huanyu Ning
Ce Shi Ce Shi ... (as Shi Ce)
Yanhui Wang Yanhui Wang
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While two criminals hide out at a woman's apartment after a botched robbery, an ex-cop tries to find a missing gun.

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Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cool Fish See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,187, 18 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$551,876, 10 January 2019
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A cool movie
29 November 2018 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

A Cool Fish is an action-comedy movie with a dramatic twist. It tells several different stories that are all linked. We follow two friends and thugs who want to rob a bank but end up taking cell phone models from a cheap store and hide in the apartment of a suicidal woman in a wheelchair. The brother of said woman is a security guard and former police officer who now works for a businessman who betrayed his own clients and the security guard tries to retrieve a gun that was stolen from him. His former colleagues don't care about the gun however and are busy chasing the two thieves. The security officer's daughter is friends with the businessman's son who tries to clear his father's name. His father's clients and partners organize daily funerals in the city to put pressure on the businessman who has fled the city with his emotive girlfriend. All these characters will end up at the same spot for an explosive showdown.

Does the plot sound confusing to you? It actually is and that is one of the few flaws of the film. It includes too many characters, locations and side stories. Some elements of the plot are also quite hard to believe. Another flaw is the dragging ending that certainly overstays its welcome. This film would be much more efficient if it were fifteen minutes shorter.

Apart of the stretched ending, A Cool Fish is a dynamic, entertaining and funny movie. The action scenes have hilarious slapstick elements. The dialogues often have dark and dry humour. The actresses and actors are rather convincing with the suicidal woman in the wheelchair being the greatest of them all.

If you are looking for an entertaining action-comedy movie with a few profound touches towards the end, you will certainly enjoy this dynamic film. It's not a particularly memorable movie but an enthusiastic one that is best enjoyed at your local cinema with a few friends. It's certainly more creative, vivid and surprising than another Hollywood reboot of an old action-comedy franchise.


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