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Daai si gin (Breaking News) Reviews

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Kam Williams
May 2, 2007
A brainless but harmless display of senseless slaughter!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
November 27, 2006
[Breaking News] is one of [director] To's typically tangled meditations on the smearing of good and evil, in moments where instinct overcomes morality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 16, 2006
Starts with an astonishing tracking shot lasting nearly seven minutes that could rank with Orson Welles' much-admired Touch of Evil opener.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 13, 2006
Prolific Hong Kong lenser Johnnie To delivers another solid action picture with this latest effort.
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2006
To, Hong Kong's best action auteur since John Woo left for Hollywood, doesn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
February 10, 2006
Veteran Hong Kong director Johnny To (Fulltime Killer) has turned out yet another slick, expertly shot action thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
January 29, 2006
...another in a long line of expertly made Johnnie To films. While it may not be the director's best work, it has some knockout sequences.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 27, 2006
To takes on the relationship between the media and the police in this taut, cynical thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Barsanti
January 26, 2006
Smart and sly, Breaking News shows that genre doesn't have to mean predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Derek Elley
January 26, 2006
Generally good performances from the Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Mainland cast, plus kinetic widescreen photography, deliver solid enough entertainment.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 26, 2006
A film filled with terrifically choreographed action and very little on its mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 31, 2005
Inventive action film from Hong Kong looks at how modern media and electronic communications changes everything in the old game of cops and robbers.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 17, 2004
A strong police drama, so long as you can get past the fact that nobody -- cop or criminal -- can hit the side of a barn.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 11, 2009
This is a film Michael Bay would green light in a heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
January 25, 2006
Well executed but ultimately unsatisfying ...
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
June 24, 2005
The story's unrefined point about media one-upmanship is crudely spaced out across the film's terse 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
August 28, 2004
To took a shot at a big fat bull's-eye and, for the most part, missed.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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