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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee
Edmund Lee's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International, South China Morning Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 49% Skyscraper (2018) This largely humourless yet occasionally thrilling action movie milks the screen charisma of [Johnson] to gloss over its hilariously unconvincing story.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 70% Animal World (2018) Animal World is consistently entertaining and a marginal improvement on the histrionics of its Japanese predecessor.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Leakers (2018) A twisty and relentlessly frenetic narrative that rarely fails to entertain.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3.5/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) An enjoyable rehash of the series' narrative beats and an oddly shaped story with one eye set on establishing a far more ludicrous next instalment.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet No. 1 Chung Ying Street (2017) No. 1 Chung Ying Street is an artfully made, black-and-white character drama that paints an intriguing picture of life amid social chaos.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
3/5 68% I Can Only Imagine (2018) Solid if unapologetically by-the-numbers, this story of perseverance and forgiveness should resonate beyond its targeted Christian audience.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 91% Angels Wear White (2018) A bleak, bold and quietly seething look at the misogynistic culture faced by young girls in contemporary China.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Trough (Di ya cao) (2018) The near-monochrome visuals, kitschy character design and some very glaring plot holes vie for attention in Cheung's highly stylised third feature.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Shed Skin Papa (Tyut Pei Ba Ba) (2018) This high-concept comedy drama feels like a misguided attempt to translate the profound musings of the fantastical story [of Norihiko Tsukuda's popular play] for the big screen.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Keys to the Heart (2018) Keys to the Heart engages with its uniformly likeable cast, as well as Choi's seamless ability to weave melodramatic revelations into the plot.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
3.5/5 93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Legrand has created an utterly painful, yet also thoroughly believable, tale of family disintegration.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Narratage (Naratâju) (2017) For all its finer accomplishments, Yukisada's effort has probably stepped too far out of the line of ethics to find an agreeable audience.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Girls Vs Gangsters (Guimi 2) (2018) While cringeworthy performances abound, the best surprise here is a supporting role for Hangover alumnus Mike Tyson.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3.5/5 86% Operation Red Sea (2018) For all its unabashed jingoism (including a South China Sea warning towards the end), the hellish displays of combat it includes hardly make for an advertisement to enlist.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/5 56% Monster Hunt 2 (Zhuo Yao Ji 2) (2018) An even more kid-friendly offering than before, [this] is a visually vibrant fantasy comedy that may disappoint viewers invested in the more thematically adventurous original.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Agent Mr. Chan (2018) [The film is] far more effective as a satire on [the] milieu of seductive internet idols and their desperate fans than as an espionage spoof.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
2.5/5 33% The Monkey King 3 (2018) Having eschewed the usual depictions of Wukong causing supernatural mayhem, The Monkey King 3 stands or falls on its musings about love in all its forms - and they're largely unsatisfying.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) It is this adult fairy tale's uninhibited embrace of love in all its euphoric glory that renders The Shape of Water such an unexpected delight.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
3.5/5 85% Youth (Fang Hua) (2017) Youth's conflicted narrative conveys the loss of innocence of its young characters fascinatingly.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/5 80% Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai) (2017) The supernatural murder mystery is crammed so full with dazzling visuals and convoluted exposition that viewers are advised to surrender to this fever dream - or give up entirely.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3/5 33% The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017) For all the shape-shifting antics and giant fantasy creatures that it throws at the audience, Dunjia is only ever as fun as its characters get.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Liquidator (Xinli Zui Zhi Chengshi Zhi Guang) (2017) Regular viewers of serial killer dramas - from Se7en to all those Death Note movies - may feel like they've seen it all before.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Goldbuster (Yao Ling Ling) (2018) While far from being coherent, actress-turned director Sandra Ng's first feature does boast enough scenes of inspired hilarity to offset its less effective moments.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Take Me to the Moon (2017) This time-travelling romance by Hsieh Chun-yi strikes an unexpectedly poignant chord beneath its teen comedy facade.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet The White Girl (2017) The White Girl is at once a self-proclaimed love letter to Hong Kong and an inadvertent middle finger to the art of sensible screenwriting.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful (2017) [It] is ultimately more memorable for the chilling performances of its trio of actresses than for its story, which turns into a spectacle of family dysfunction and moral depravity.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet 29 + 1 (2016) While [Chrissie] Chau has given one of her most delicate performances to date, it is [Joyce] Cheng who steals the show with a heart-melting display of joy and compassion.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 64% Manhunt (2017) Tightly paced and at times overly melodramatic, Woo's film is a ridiculous but very enjoyable action thriller.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Brink (2017) It's just too bad that this waterlogged thriller is as technically impressive as it is narratively dubious.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Mixed Doubles (2017) [The film] does manage to blend romantic comedy, sport film tropes and ensemble human drama into a pleasant if mostly unsurprising whole.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Empty Hands (2017) Singer-actress Stephy Tang has never commanded the screen to quite the extent she does in this karate-themed character drama.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Dealer/Healer (2017) Dealer/Healer is by turns a violent action movie, a buddy comedy, a cheesy romance and even a terminal disease drama - and never finds the right tone for this schizophrenic mix.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Members Only (Si Ren Hui Suo) (2017) The world of high finance makes an awkward crossover into the realm of soft-core sex romp with this curious dud from producer Ng Kin-hung.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High (Teiichi no kuni) (2017) The extreme measures by which Japanese politicians and bureaucrats rise through the ranks are ruthlessly satirised in this hilariously over-the-top high-school electoral drama.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet To Each His Own (2017) While it doesn't tell the most entertaining of stories, the meandering drama does slowly reveal itself to be a powerful statement on suicide prevention.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/5 60% Chasing the Dragon (2017) Chasing the Dragon will be remembered more as a Donnie Yen showcase than a Crippled Ho biopic.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/5 43% Fireworks (2018) Fireworks merely proves an ill-advised endeavour to tweak the original drama's musings on early adolescent desire and small quirks of luck into a full-on fantasy romance.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Mrs K (2017) Revenge plots don't get more contrived and illogical than they do in this stylish yet unashamedly superficial homage to the spaghetti western subgenre.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Tag-Along 2 (Hong yi xiao nu hai 2) (2017) Although The Tag-Along 2 is short of creative scares, the film qualifies as more than passable entertainment with its tightly woven storylines and strong performances.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Colour of the Game (2017) A mellow look at the tragic ends of several veterans of the criminal underworld, Colour of the Game ... veers towards the violent fatalism that colours much of Johnnie To's work.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Sinking City: Capsule Odyssey (2017) The increasingly absurd societal values of post-handover Hong Kong receive rollicking parody treatment in The Sinking City: Capsule Odyssey, a vibrant and furiously funny comedy-thriller.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 70% Wolf Warrior II (2017) Its corny display of nationalist pride aside, Wu's superior sequel to the laughably scripted Wolf Warrior should at least satisfy genre audiences with its slam-bang action.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long) (2017) Few genre fans should feel short-changed by Yip's brutal action showcase.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 17% The Adventurers (2017) It's a shame how the heavyweight cast and exotic European locations are wasted on such a derivative story.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Legend Of The Naga Pearls (Jiao Zhu Chuan) (2017) This CGI spectacle largely transcends its genre clichés with its relentlessly earnest desire to please.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet WuKong (2017) Aside from its allegory about power, Wu Kong as an effects-driven action fantasy is just not very entertaining.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
2.5/5 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Ozon has at least scored on one count: L'Amant Double is so gloriously and unpredictably kinky that it manages to make Fifty Shades of Grey look like child's play.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
1.5/5 33% Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2016) The best way to screen this might well be as an infomercial at sake conventions, where viewers are free to sample minutes-long clips set against an incessant soundtrack of bland, easy-listening music.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Meow (2017) A wacky family comedy imbued with a touch of lazily scripted sci-fi fantasy that suggests it's pitched at pre-teens.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 93% Our Time Will Come (2017) Hui makes the most of her cast - boasting a notable number of Hong Kong Film Awards winners - to fashion an unapologetically human drama.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017