The Missing Gun (2003)




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In this tense thriller, Ma Shan (Wen Jiang) is a Chinese police detective who awakes one morning after a night of heavy drinking at his sister's wedding reception to discover that his gun has been stolen. Since only police officers are allowed to carry firearms, Ma Shan is alarmed about the deadly possibilities of the theft, and he sets out to find his weapon; however, the memories of Ma Shan's friends are as hazy as his own regarding the wedding, and no one can tell who drove him home. The … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Chuan Lu, Lu Chuan
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On DVD: May 4, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Ma Shan

as Li Xiaomeng

as Han Xiaoyun
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Viewers who thought they were watching a comedy will be left scratching their heads when it turns into a mundane murder mystery.

April 3, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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The busy direction is often too much at odds with the film and is unwarranted with an actor like Jiang Wen.

Full Review… | April 2, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 27, 2009
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Offbeat film about a cop struggling for self-respect

Full Review… | June 10, 2005

At the film's core is a mystery that isn't intriguing...

Full Review… | July 4, 2004
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The climatic revelation of who's responsible seems plucked from the air, but Chuan's theme of memory reconstructed from external eyewitnesses is intriguing

Full Review… | August 30, 2003
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