Motorway (Che sau) Reviews
January 12, 2013
Soi Cheang's Motorway definitely lives up to its title.If there is anything lacking here, it's probably a little more story and plot detail because with a run time that never reaches 90 minutes, a lot of time is spent with cops chasing criminals in cars. That's not to say that this film isn't entertaining because it is, but there really is just enough plot to get by.The car sequences are filled with adrenaline with some nice camerawork and stunt driving to back it all up. The parking garage chase alone warrants attention.Shawn Yue is a little monotone with his performance, but it's good enough. Anthony Wong and Ka Tung Lam are no strangers to this type of film and fit in nicely. Barbie Hsu, Josie Ho, and Michelle Ye are the lovely ladies that show up as needed.There really is no secret to Motorway. It's just a drive through the park at high speed.
August 28, 2013
My new all time Car chase film favorite. If Fast and Furious was a realistic and serious film, this is it. It combines the minimalist approach that Drive took and excellent realistic car chases with real speeds and no smell of CGI oil smeared anywhere, combined with a subtle but energetic soundtrack, the final act becomes one hell of a ride. Although lacking in story and character development, its enough to keep you entertained and let the visual spectacle tell the story.
March 16, 2013
Unexpectedly - an exciting ride with Motorway. The movie runs as smooth as silk and the plot is more than simple - yet the chasing scenes, Anthony Wong's performance, and the subtle message behind for the youth in Hong Kong nowadays are all blended nicely together. Have watched it twice and wont mind the third time. (Disclaimer: the starting chasing scene was filmed in the same motorway that I used almost everyday)
July 7, 2012
Dozed off... Cars speed, plot creeps.