Crazy and the City (2005)
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This movie isn't very good. It's vanilla and dull, it tries to be silly to an almost disastrous degree. And the dramatic elements aren't much better. In fact, I'd say it's beyond horrendous, not as bad as a Tyler Perry movie but close. There's a good idea here with the cop regaining his passion for his job, but it's negated by the terrible dramatic elements, as mentioned. Overall this is a pretty bad movie that has no real reason to exist.
Light, well-intentioned fluff human interest beat cop drama where very little happens story-wise in the first hour besides character development between eason chan and joey yung. Past the sixty minute mark, the film takes a dark turn and matters get quite more serious. Overall, a predictable, happy ending. This is a feel-good movie that does a decent job with charm, much in part due to Francis Ng's outstanding performance..see the film for that alone.
A decent buddy cop soap opera film, although it suffers from too many plot points and not enough development. The two cop story of old-timer (Eason Chan) who has lost his passion and rookie cop (Joey Yung) was mostly fine until the plot line about Shing (Francis Ng) is forced to be woven in. The two plots don't really connect until the very end, but not in that "ah ha!" moment which brings some films together, but rather in a convenient people in the same place scene. The mundane patrol scenes establish the cops and we begin to see changes in Chan as he remembers his past and begins to see hope again in his new rookie and the interaction with the school girls. However instead of wrapping things up neatly along these predictable lines, we are sometimes shown the separate Shing storyline as he begins to become more human again too. Overall not bad and as lovehkfilm.com put, it really does have "that Hong Kong feeling" of olden cinema and not the hyper-commercial stuff lately catering to Western audiences. Worthy watching for HK cinema fans.