Formosa Betrayed (2010)
Critic Consensus: Though the real-life drama it was inspired by could certainly form the basis for a worthwhile political action thriller, Formosa Betrayed isn't it.
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|Rating:||R (for some violent content)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Adam Kane|
|Written By:||Charlie Stratton, Will Tiao, Brian Askew, Yann Samuell, Nathaniel Goodman|
|In Theaters:||Feb 26, 2010 Limited|
|On DVD:||May 25, 2010|
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as Jake Kelly
as Tom Braxton
as Lisa Gilbert
as Susan Kane
as General Tse
as James Lee
as Dr. Huang
as Captain Chen
as Chief Loh
as Ming's Wife
as Ming's Daughter
as Mrs. Wen
as Henry Wen
as Dean Goodman
as Motel Manager
as American Businessman
as Hotel Desk Clerk
as Old Man in Diner
as Protest Leader
as Military Police #1
as Military Police #2
as David Wu
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Critic Reviews for Formosa Betrayed
The sturdy political thriller Formosa Betrayed is laudable for adding the voice of native Formosans to the usual two-sided debate that reaches the American media.
It's a passionate labor of love that pointedly criticizes the U.S. government's failure to recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation, independent of mainland China.
Formosa Betrayed is a history lesson dressed up as an action movie. The lesson is pretty interesting; the movie is just the far-fetched plot it hangs on.
A movie that shows us the desperation and danger of living under martial law in Taiwan during the early '80s, yet somehow never delivers the emotional gut punch the subject matter deserves.
Formosa Betrayed, a ho-hum college history lecture about modern Taiwan awkwardly disguised as a political thriller, has its heart almost in the right place.
Audience Reviews for Formosa Betrayed
Based on a real-life political event, it's à la James Bond flick that's quite passable. While, at times, it evidently got beyond real, that particular aspect at least didn't manage to irritate me as much as it happened to be the case with some other movies of its genre recently. Find that a bit odd because it lacked credible performances.
For a documentary, it has good action and moves along VERY well -- I question why the good-looking actors do not shave -- he would've looked soooo much better clean-shaven -- But I loved the movie -- Happy ending
The supposedly true story told in this movie was pretty good, and decently told....... but someone in the course of producing this flick thought it was a good idea to flash-back and flash forward several distracting times. The acting was fine, as was the camera work which helped establish time and place, but it was the editing that made this movie less than it could have been.
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