Gunmen Reviews

  • Nov 25, 2012

    Kirk Wong's thinly veiled, meagerly produced Cantonese retool of Brian DePalma's "The Untouchables" (1987) succeeds at energizing its overrated source material with a number of fine performances and heroically choreographed shootouts...but that's about it.

    Kirk Wong's thinly veiled, meagerly produced Cantonese retool of Brian DePalma's "The Untouchables" (1987) succeeds at energizing its overrated source material with a number of fine performances and heroically choreographed shootouts...but that's about it.

  • Nov 17, 2011

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 (1988) Gunmen (In Chinese with English subtitles) ACTION Effective Chinese style and direction of Brian DePalma's "The Untouchables" directed by Kirk Wong which deals with the corruption that existed amongst the police force during the 1930's Opium Wars. Stars Tony Leung Ka-Fei, Waise Lee, and Adam Cheung, the ending is quite original and a knockout which has to be seen to believe that involves a 5 year old little girl pointing a gun- a scene that can stay in your mind for many years! Strong 3 out of 4

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 (1988) Gunmen (In Chinese with English subtitles) ACTION Effective Chinese style and direction of Brian DePalma's "The Untouchables" directed by Kirk Wong which deals with the corruption that existed amongst the police force during the 1930's Opium Wars. Stars Tony Leung Ka-Fei, Waise Lee, and Adam Cheung, the ending is quite original and a knockout which has to be seen to believe that involves a 5 year old little girl pointing a gun- a scene that can stay in your mind for many years! Strong 3 out of 4

  • Oct 17, 2009

    A solid gun-action film from Hong Kong, produced by Hark Tsui. Director Kirk Wong later goes to Hollywood. Indeed, the story development and characters are like ones of Hollywood actions. Good casting, especially Adam Cheng who plays the villain is very vivid choice for the role, because he usually plays a real hero type - It reminds me of Henry Fonda in Leone's "Western." Erizabeth Lee, who plays the heroin (the whore), shows her glamorous charm. It's worth 3 stars, only if they did not dub and use the actors' real voices...

    A solid gun-action film from Hong Kong, produced by Hark Tsui. Director Kirk Wong later goes to Hollywood. Indeed, the story development and characters are like ones of Hollywood actions. Good casting, especially Adam Cheng who plays the villain is very vivid choice for the role, because he usually plays a real hero type - It reminds me of Henry Fonda in Leone's "Western." Erizabeth Lee, who plays the heroin (the whore), shows her glamorous charm. It's worth 3 stars, only if they did not dub and use the actors' real voices...