Gau ngao gau (Dog Bite Dog) (2006)

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Movie Info

A Cambodian boxer smuggled into Hong Kong is pursued by a hotheaded young cop with serious authority issues in director Sio Cheang's hyper-violent crime thriller. Pang (Edison Chen) is a tattooed street boxer from Cambodia. Spirited away from the Cambodian garbage dumps he once called home and offered the opportunity to rise through the ranks as a fearsome triad hit-man, the ambitious young fighter carries out his first mission with rough but ruthless efficiency. Later, after wandering over to the local landfill and watching as a homeless man brutally rapes his own daughter, Pang murders the abhorrent offender and enters into a tender relationship with the frightened young girl (Pei Pei). As Pang's gentle true nature is gradually awakened by the damaged innocence of his new companion, belligerent young cop Wai (Sam Lee) sets out on a restless crusade to bring the resourceful killer to justice no matter what the cost. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Sam Lee
as Wai
Pei Pei
as Yue Yue
Suet Lam
as Lin
Siu-Fai Cheung
as Police Chief
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Critic Reviews for Gau ngao gau (Dog Bite Dog)

All Critics (1)

One can't help but brand the final 15 minutes of this film as one of the most glaring cases of self-sabotage since the twist-ending of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village.

December 18, 2007
Manhattan Movie Magazine

Dog Bite Dog...is the horror movie of Hong Kong action films. It's Halloween with an abused Cambodian orphan as Michael Myers and a tripwire maverick cop as his equally volatile Dr. Loomis.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
PopMatters

Audience Reviews for Gau ngao gau (Dog Bite Dog)

very gritty hk melodrama that goes way over the top by films end. Viloent and gory at times, but competent acting and basically holds your interest till the end. Brutal and searing tale, not for everyone!

alan jay
alan jay

Super Reviewer

Brutal film about dehumanization. Many actions scenes, but somehow manages not to glorify violence, showing it instead as repelling. Action fans may dislike the film for this reason, but its dark realism certainly makes it stand out.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Good Cat III film with great performances from the leads. There are some questionable scenes and character moments, but as a gritty mano e mano fight to the death film this is great

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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