Fong juk (Exiled)

Critics Consensus

Exiled has non-stop action, tension and style -- making it an excellent summer action movie. Johnnie To brings beautiful scenery and camerawork to the film, enhancing the action even more.



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Acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Johnny To returns to the characters of his international success The Mission (aka Chueng Fo) with this action-packed thriller. It's 1998, and the Portuguese colony of Macau, a city along the Southern coast of China, is about to be handed over to Chinese authorities under a long-standing agreement. As the people of Macau ponder how their new leaders will deal with the criminal underground that's long been part of the city's support system, a pair of hit men from Hong Kong arrive in town to execute a gangster who has turned his back on the syndicate to make a new life for his wife and children. While the Chinese syndicate want to be sure he doesn't share anything he learned while in their employ, two strong-arm men also arrive in Macau, determined to see to the former gangster's safety. Starring Nick Cheung, Simon Yam and Francis Ng, Exiled received its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

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  • May 28, 2012
    You know, Johnnie To is, in my opinion, one of the best at shooting gunfight scenes. There's just something very stylish about them that makes them stand out above the rest of the pack. It doesn't feel senseless, I don't think he wouldn't throw out a gunfight out there just for the fuck of it. He may, who the fuck knows, but watching his movies it seems that takes his time to let things play out in their natural order. Of course that's not to say the story is particularly good here. Well it's not bad and there's really a sense of friendship and brotherhood between the leads that you don't see a lot of and that's probably the strongest aspect of the movie besides the gunfights. These scenes are definitely excellent, well shot and edited for the best impact possible. Again I can't stress how good these scenes are. And the climactic shootout scene is pretty fabulous despite only going 1 minute tops. It's probably the best shootout scene in the entire movie for that reason alone. Though the scene at the underground clinic was a close second. So really the action scenes make this film worth watching if you're into this kind of movie, if you want a story to go along with that, well then you can't have your cake and eat it too.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2012
    the sequel to johnnie to's 'the mission' is like the bastard child of john woo and sergio leone, complete with it's own 'harmonica'. a bit thin on plot but with tons of style
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2012
    Exiled is the kind of movie that represents what I love in the crime/drama genre. It has everything from phenomenal camera work, creative action sequences, and a fascinating story to tie it all up to make a memorable experience. Exiled is about a friendship that is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen, those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him. I found the story of Exiled to be very creative and well developed through out my experience. I got so invested into the story, it's characters, and it's world that I actually forgot I was watching a movie. As with any great movie telling a great story it needs a great visionary behind the camera to tell it, and that man is Johnnie To. Johnnie To is such a master of the camera in this movie that every shot of the movie is flawless and adds more to the experience. Every location this film takes place you is a visually stunning as with any movie directed by Johnnie To. The violence in this movie is amazing. This has movie some of the best actions sequences I've ever seen captured on filmed. There exciting, have a purpose, and it looks like beautiful art in motion. The cast will be familiar for anyone who ever seen a Johnnie To movie in this genre, which works in favor for the film in my opinion. I have I've to praised to the actors who play the himtmen as they were able to balance being cold blooded killers and being caring human with such ease that they make the characters there playing all the more realistic. Exiled is a movie in the crime/drama genre that gets everything. Exiled is a masterpiece in the genre that I would recommended anyone who's into this genre or not to check it out for themselves.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2011
    Super-cool Hong Kong actioner about four hit-men who have a crisis of conscience aftre they are ordered by their ruthless boss to kill an ex-member of their gang who has decided to devote his life to his family. The story has heart, the action is stylishly violent and the cast are great. It all has a modern western feel to it all too. I wish it was longer, the film flew by very quickly.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer

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