Hak bak sam lam (Black White Forest) (Colour of the Truth) Reviews

  • Mar 18, 2015

    One of the tens films under the spell of the success of back then. Fair, though.

    One of the tens films under the spell of the success of back then. Fair, though.

  • Nov 26, 2013

    Good action choreography and direction. Nice shootouts. It won best film score? With that annoying yodeling?

    Good action choreography and direction. Nice shootouts. It won best film score? With that annoying yodeling?

  • Lee ? Super Reviewer
    Mar 25, 2011

    Nicely plotted cop thriller from Hong Kong. Full of twists and surprises and some well choreographed shoot-outs to amp-up the excitement. If you enjoyed 'Infernal Affairs' then this is right up your street.

    Nicely plotted cop thriller from Hong Kong. Full of twists and surprises and some well choreographed shoot-outs to amp-up the excitement. If you enjoyed 'Infernal Affairs' then this is right up your street.

  • Mar 13, 2011

    Un poliziesco dall'ottimo ritmo, cupo, ma con una spruzzata di comicità ogni tanto che ci sta molto bene. Sceneggiatura interessante, ottimi gli attori, qualche momento non proprio felice solo nel finale, dove alcuni situazioni sono tirate per i capelli ed alcune trovate non sono brillantissime. Comunque buono, consigliato agli appassionati del genere...

    Un poliziesco dall'ottimo ritmo, cupo, ma con una spruzzata di comicità ogni tanto che ci sta molto bene. Sceneggiatura interessante, ottimi gli attori, qualche momento non proprio felice solo nel finale, dove alcuni situazioni sono tirate per i capelli ed alcune trovate non sono brillantissime. Comunque buono, consigliato agli appassionati del genere...

  • Dec 02, 2010

    best part of the movie was the first 10 minutes! chapman to's ample comedic stylings totally misguides the tone. to make matters worse, he overshadows our main character cola ho-yin wong who doesn't exude the same charisma.

    best part of the movie was the first 10 minutes! chapman to's ample comedic stylings totally misguides the tone. to make matters worse, he overshadows our main character cola ho-yin wong who doesn't exude the same charisma.

  • Jul 29, 2010

    One of the good consequence of the Infernal Affairs trilogy is that even Wong Jing had to upgrade the quality of his productions. Colour of Truth is well handled by Marco Mak and benefit from the presence of Anthony Wong as the lead. A few plot holes and clumsy twists are still there courtesy of Wong but they don't distract too much from the qualities exhibited.

    One of the good consequence of the Infernal Affairs trilogy is that even Wong Jing had to upgrade the quality of his productions. Colour of Truth is well handled by Marco Mak and benefit from the presence of Anthony Wong as the lead. A few plot holes and clumsy twists are still there courtesy of Wong but they don't distract too much from the qualities exhibited.

  • Bruce B Super Reviewer
    May 09, 2009

    When it comes to Police / Detective Films one couldn't ask for a more exciting film. This one stars Anthony Wong (One of my Favorite Asian Actors) as the Chief Detective whose partner was killed many years before and now Wong is working with his partners son. The son is out for revenge because he thinks Wong killed his father. The pair are after a drug lord who has hired Cyclops to take out the Chief Detective. This movie is 1 hr 44 Min the language is Chinese, but film has English subtitles. Whoever did the English translation in subtitles really screw things up, as film is loaded with mistakes via the subtitles, but not enough to make it hard to understand. American Filmmakers could learn a lot about writing a action crime story by watching this film. There just seems to be more realistic action in a Asian Crime Story Films. I can not give this no less then 5 stars, because of the story line, the action scenes and just the overall filming a job well done. The only loss is to the American Movie Crowd for the fact that this was not promoted at all (That I Know Of) in the American Theater. A American remake would only be a disappointment like most of the Asian Horror Movies that are remade with different actors here in America. My hats off to the entire crew responsible for this film and thank you for 104 minutes of pure entertainment.

    When it comes to Police / Detective Films one couldn't ask for a more exciting film. This one stars Anthony Wong (One of my Favorite Asian Actors) as the Chief Detective whose partner was killed many years before and now Wong is working with his partners son. The son is out for revenge because he thinks Wong killed his father. The pair are after a drug lord who has hired Cyclops to take out the Chief Detective. This movie is 1 hr 44 Min the language is Chinese, but film has English subtitles. Whoever did the English translation in subtitles really screw things up, as film is loaded with mistakes via the subtitles, but not enough to make it hard to understand. American Filmmakers could learn a lot about writing a action crime story by watching this film. There just seems to be more realistic action in a Asian Crime Story Films. I can not give this no less then 5 stars, because of the story line, the action scenes and just the overall filming a job well done. The only loss is to the American Movie Crowd for the fact that this was not promoted at all (That I Know Of) in the American Theater. A American remake would only be a disappointment like most of the Asian Horror Movies that are remade with different actors here in America. My hats off to the entire crew responsible for this film and thank you for 104 minutes of pure entertainment.

  • Oct 26, 2008

    Like 'Infernal Affair', this is a police thriller with twists. Unlike 'Infernal Affair', which is an efficient thriller without the usual unnecessary HK comedies and actions, this movie has loads of them that make the story less focusing. But excessive entertaining does not equal to good movie. An ok movie, perhaps, but not necessarily a very good one. This is what this movie suffers. And the story is quite dumb too. No way to compare this movie with 'Infernal Affair'.

    Like 'Infernal Affair', this is a police thriller with twists. Unlike 'Infernal Affair', which is an efficient thriller without the usual unnecessary HK comedies and actions, this movie has loads of them that make the story less focusing. But excessive entertaining does not equal to good movie. An ok movie, perhaps, but not necessarily a very good one. This is what this movie suffers. And the story is quite dumb too. No way to compare this movie with 'Infernal Affair'.

  • Aug 07, 2008

    More than competent. Ordinary story which benefited from some good performances, especially Anthony Wong.

    More than competent. Ordinary story which benefited from some good performances, especially Anthony Wong.

  • Anthony V Super Reviewer
    Jul 25, 2008

    An interesting look at corruption with in the ranks of the Hong Kong police force with a great cast.

    An interesting look at corruption with in the ranks of the Hong Kong police force with a great cast.