Daai si gin (Breaking News) Reviews

July 26, 2020
Johnnie To's direction is once more impressive, particularly the way he stages and shoots the action, taking full advantage of the narrow corridors of the building the gang has taken a stand in
July 11, 2009
This is a film Michael Bay would green light in a heartbeat.
May 2, 2007
A brainless but harmless display of senseless slaughter!
November 27, 2006
[Breaking News] is one of [director] To's typically tangled meditations on the smearing of good and evil, in moments where instinct overcomes morality.
February 16, 2006
Starts with an astonishing tracking shot lasting nearly seven minutes that could rank with Orson Welles' much-admired Touch of Evil opener.
February 13, 2006
Prolific Hong Kong lenser Johnnie To delivers another solid action picture with this latest effort.
February 10, 2006
To, Hong Kong's best action auteur since John Woo left for Hollywood, doesn't disappoint.
February 10, 2006
Veteran Hong Kong director Johnny To (Fulltime Killer) has turned out yet another slick, expertly shot action thriller.
January 29, 2006
...another in a long line of expertly made Johnnie To films. While it may not be the director's best work, it has some knockout sequences.
January 27, 2006
To takes on the relationship between the media and the police in this taut, cynical thriller.
January 26, 2006
Smart and sly, Breaking News shows that genre doesn't have to mean predictable.
January 26, 2006
Generally good performances from the Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Mainland cast, plus kinetic widescreen photography, deliver solid enough entertainment.
January 26, 2006
A film filled with terrifically choreographed action and very little on its mind.
January 25, 2006
Well executed but ultimately unsatisfying ...
June 24, 2005
The story's unrefined point about media one-upmanship is crudely spaced out across the film's terse 90 minutes.
January 31, 2005
Inventive action film from Hong Kong looks at how modern media and electronic communications changes everything in the old game of cops and robbers.
October 25, 2004
September 17, 2004
A strong police drama, so long as you can get past the fact that nobody -- cop or criminal -- can hit the side of a barn.
August 28, 2004
To took a shot at a big fat bull's-eye and, for the most part, missed.