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½ August 24, 2010
There's something unbelievably queer about the idea of glueing a fake mustache onto Cecilia Cheung's impeccably pretty face, and then having Andy Lau experience weird emotional turmoil every time he hangs out with his newfound homeboy. But cross-dressing themes like these are of course just part of a tradition, not a serious attempt at reversal of gender roles, to which Gordon Chan's Cat And Mouse is an at best tepid contribution. Most of the comedy in Cat And Mouse fails miserably, but when Cheung finally sheds her rather insufficient male disguise, romance kicks in heavily and manage both to connect and affect as things get heartachy and weepy for a while, until the movie reaches it's required happy ending, which ain't so bad either, actually.
Super Reviewer
December 31, 2008
Director Gordon Chan comes up with a movie that is as playful as the title, Cat and Mouse.The story isn't all that great as it is sort of choppy. The run time is only an hour and a half, but it takes a while for the story to actually pick up and mean something. The first 20 minutes is like watching some silly mumbo jumbo. Sure it is upbeat, but there is nothing happening. Eventually the story gets going, and then it gets a little silly again with the little love triangle that the film develops before progressing with the story again.Although this entire film is bouncy and full of life, it does take away some of the seriousness, which this film needs, since it isn't a full blown comedy. The other thing about the comedy is that a lot of the jokes and dialogue feel out of place with the setting.The martial arts is OK, considering it is Andy Lau and Cecelia Chung providing most of it. The bad part is that there is just too few of it. Way too few. Stay away from this if you are wanting to see a lot of fancy swordplay.Andy Lau shows how versatile he is by playing the lead in a film like this. The beautiful Cecelia Chung, who is probably the main reason to watch this, is pretty good herself. It's funny how she ends up wearing an unbelievable mustache and beard and having people think she is a guy for a good portion of the story. Tat-Ming Cheung's acting fits well in this picture, but he is an awful emperor. Li Bingbing is the calm in the storm, making her character a little bland.Cat and Mouse may be a little childish, but it is a good watch if you like this type of film. Andy Lau and Cecelia Chung fans will also want to check this out.
December 15, 2008
no thanks not my thing
Super Reviewer
½ June 29, 2008
Elevated by top cast.
½ June 17, 2008
Extremely funny movie. I especially love the floppy sword.
½ March 23, 2008
Funny, and enjoyable. Extremely corny, but that the fun thing about it.
February 11, 2008
Hilarious! I loved this one.
February 7, 2008
Hilarious... poor story though.... same sort of comedy you watch in the 80s...
½ February 1, 2008
Not really funny, quite a letdown.
½ January 25, 2008
Love comedy movie... interesting story, funny scene. I like this movie pretty much even though it's very typical HK movie. At least they got a right idea with the right theme.
January 22, 2008
I think it's kind of a comedy version on Judge Bao's story, with LOVE of course
½ January 18, 2008
there's no doubt that cecilia looks feminal.
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