Detective Chinatown 2 (2018)

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A follow up to the Chinese hit "Detective Chinatown," the new film reunites writer/director Chen Sicheng and stars Wang Baoqiang and Liu Haoran, who reprise their roles as detectives Tang Ren and Qin Feng, respectively. When the case of New York Chinatown godfather Uncle Qi's missing son turns into a murder investigation, the detective duo Tang and Qin team up again to hunt down the killer--this time with some help from the International Detective Alliance.

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At two-plus hours, the joke goes on for way too long. But Detective Chinatown 2 is a case worth taking.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Though less of a brainteaser than the original film, director-writer Chen Sicheng infuses Chinese color into a plot that solves crimes by using feng shui as clues, making things accessible and intriguing to local and international audiences alike.

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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I can't give the film my most immediate recommendation, but for anyone concerned about the case of the missing modern buddy cop comedy, Detective Chinatown 2 is a noteworthy placeholder.

Feb 16, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Here's hoping the third outing, which will take the main characters to Tokyo, returns to the amiable, artful high jinks of the first.

Feb 15, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The script blasts through reams of plot with lightning dialogue, and even if you have a fast eye for subtitles you may come to the end of the movie with no clear idea what happened.

Feb 15, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Detective Chinatown 2 paints a wildly reductive picture of contemporary America, which it populates entirely with gun-toting gang bangers, Trump lookalikes and closeted bikers.

Mar 15, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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