Chasing the Dragon (2017)

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Donnie Yen stars as infamous real-life drug kingpin Crippled Ho, who came to Hong Kong an illegal immigrant in 1963 and ruthlessly carved an empire from the chaotic underworld of drug dealers and corrupt police that ruled the city under notorious detective Lee Rock (Andy Lau).

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A pale reboot of the mobster-biopic genre Wong helped make a cornerstone of Hong Kong cinema in the 1990s.

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Chasing the Dragon is a bombastic failure as a throwback to 90's gangster films, as a Donnie Yen acting showcase and worse, as a Wong Jing exploitation film. The only thing the film ends up chasing down is its own tail.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The problem is that you've seen it all before. By the end, Chasing the Dragon feels like a stylish retread of Jing Wong's early hits, full of great performances from dependable talent, but missing the scuzzy edge that made his early films so strong.

Feb 14, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Yen gives a fine performance of a man willing to do whatever it takes to survive.

Oct 4, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

... when put together, the two A-listers come up short in portraying the relationship of two men bound together by brotherhood, blood and money.

Oct 4, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Chasing the Dragon will be remembered more as a Donnie Yen showcase than a Crippled Ho biopic.

Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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