Longest Nite (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Longest Nite (1998)

Longest Nite

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Caught in the middle of a fierce gang war in Macao, a corrupt cop named Sam (Tong Leung) handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. He meets a suspicious bald man named Tony (Lau Ching-Wan), who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business. But when Sam finds out he's a suspect in a nightclub owner's murder, he's sure his stalker has something to do with it.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: , ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 25, 1999
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Longest Nite

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Visually stylish and has, in Leung and Lau, two extraordinarily charismatic stars.

June 13, 2002
New Times

August 12, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Longest Nite

½

Fast-paced crime drama in the vein of other milkyway productions. To is just producing, but he projects his love to Macau in every frame. Gorgeous shots of the night life, scenes that even make dust look like if it was snow covering the characters. The frantic script never takes a second to catch is breath, and sometimes that works against the story. Many times is hard to tell who is working for who, or what exactly is going on and why. Tony Leung shows that he can play ambigiously moral characters pretty good, Ching Wan Lau plays one of those characters that truly deserve all those "badass/cool" adjectives you could think of.

Once more, because of the sometimes confusing pacing the climax feels that comes too sudden, and has little or no impact. The story also uses some coincidences to move things. Overall, not a total waste, but too unpolished to escape it's flaws.

DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

½

Great crime drama. Both gritty and fast paced while being dramatically powerful.

cacutshaw
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

A good and solid Hong Kong noir suspense. Great screenplay and performance! The director Patrick Yau is as good in establishing tension as his master (I guess) Johnny To (he produces this one), but in other points, such as action direction, mise-en-scene (especially the use of music / cinematography and lighting, too), and stylish shots, are not so impressive. The screenplay is really well written, and especially I love the ending... It's probably not only me who wish Johnny To could have directed this one.

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