PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) (2003)
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Johnny To's police drama PTU details the ramifications of an officer losing his weapon. Seargant Lo (Lam Suet), head of the police anti-crime division, finds his gun missing after an altercation with a gang. Police Tactical Unit (PTU) team leader Mike Ho (Simon Yam), not wanting to get the soon-to-be-promoted Lo in hot water, gives him some time to recover the firearm. While Li and Mike attempt to find the gun before the gang kills anyone with it, police investigators suspect that there may be
Apr 17, 2003 Wide
Mar 25, 2008
The point of the exercise is really the unfolding of sundry edgy night-time encounters and action set-pieces, each constructed with To's customary patience, while his vision of Hong Kong after dark exudes an eerie calm that's cumulatively hypnotic.
Mr. To is a master of the game, and his command supplies pleasure, even when there are no surprises.
... a tight, concise action thriller, played against a backdrop of empty streets and lonely pools of light.
Dark, noirish, and loaded with late night atmosphere, P.T.U.: Police Tactical Unit... is an intriguing take on the standard cops and robbers routine.
The droll opening, set in a restaurant where the pecking order is rigorously observed, gives way to a complicated but uninvolving cat-and-mouse game between the police and rival gangs.
Characterisation, always a hit and miss affair in To's films, is deliberately rather thin. Instead, To and his cinematographer, Cheng Siu Keung, make the greasy, near-abandoned streets of the Hong Kong capital come alive
It's an oddity in some ways, and its brief appearance in cinemas can only be the precursor to a DVD release, which is how it will mostly be seen. It's a smart, sharp piece of work, however big the screen.
Johnny To favours atmosphere above plotting and though it looks tremendous it won't keep you on the edge of your seat
A conclusão interessante não compensa os 80 minutos necessários para contar um fiapo de história aborrecida.
...all the moody cinematography in the world can't disguise the inherently dull screenplay...
Fresh situations, haunting long takes, and a final showdown that is much more interesting than anything in Tarantino's Kill Bill make this film ... purely enjoyable.
The characters are all defined by their place in the plot._They don't come alive organically, but seem distant and abstract.
Has a very promising start and a big, noisy shootout of a finale, but everything in between has been done before and better.
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