Ching yan (The Beast Stalker)

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A hotheaded cop seeks repentance for a mistake from the past by rescuing the kidnapped daughter of a high profile lawyer. Police sergeant Tong (Nicholas Tse) is dressing down his crew following a botched stakeout when he spots the fugitive attempting a daring escape. Hastily speeding to catch the fleeing triad boss, Tong inadvertently kills one of lawyer Ann Gao (Zhang Jingchu)'s twin daughters. Ann is the lawyer preparing to try the boss' case, and she's resisting pressure to fix the trial. When Ann's other daughter is kidnapped by volatile hit man Hung (Nick Cheung), Tong vows to control his impulsive temper long enough to rescue the frightened young girl. But in order to save Ann's daughter Tong will need some serious help from the same colleagues he once so callously abused. Getting the girl back will be a serious gamble, but as Tong and Hung engage one another in a treacherous game of cat and mouse, the trial looms closer and the stakes get higher. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Audience Reviews for Ching yan (The Beast Stalker)

  • Feb 13, 2010
    another amazing chinese film. totally blew me away. a cop who seeks redemption after accidentially killing a little girl tries to rescue her sister when kidnapped. the kidnapper who has a very sick wife needs the money for that reason. it all starts off from there... haven't been so impressed since seeing the korean movie memories of murder
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 30, 2009
    We've seen this type of concept already, it's not very original. The acting is fantastic and the script is good, except it isn't very solid. Some of the action scenes were too chaotic, but when they got it right, I reckon it was it was dead on. The worst part about the film is probably the unintentually funny scenes. it ruined the atmosphere of the film.
    James H Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2008
    Can be incredibly confusing, slow, and overacted by Tse that it makes it hard to comprehend. But a gritty undertone, a satisfying conclusion and a great performance by the always good Nick Cheung makes up for its often boring storyline.
    Caius C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2008
    There are a number of Hong Kong crime thriller movies seen from year to year and Dante Lam delivers a great one known as <i>The Beast Stalker</i>.<p>At a high level there is nothing out of the ordinary in regards to the story, but when it comes down to it, there is more than meets the eye. This 1 hour 45 minute production will not fly by and this is not surprising. These types of films out of Hong Kong, the better ones anyway, tend to be slower paced with emphasis on characters.</p><p>After a more than decent action sequence in the beginning, the next hour and 15 minutes play out like a typical police investigation, with the exception that the lead investigator works on his own rather than having a whole squad working under him. The good camerawork and interesting story help this part from becoming a bore. The final half an hour is one impressive piece of work. The action picks up and the suspense factor is really high. The conclusion is also nicely written.</p><p>Nicholas Tse is no stranger to this type of lead role, however he doesn't really impress until the ending, when he brings out the drama. Nick Cheung is a suitable villain and the makeup work is well done. Jingchu Zhang has already proven to me that she is one of the better young actresses out of Hong Kong and she is fantastic in here. It almost seems as if this is an easy role for her to pull off too. Wong Suet-Yin is just adorable as Ling.</p><p><i>The Beast Stalker</i> isn't an explosive blockbuster thriller. It is merely a solid piece of work that delivers from all sides. This is a film to consider watching if the situation arises.
    JY S Super Reviewer

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