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November 19, 2013
It hasn't aged well and you can tell it was shot in a month. Poor lighting and angles plague the film in several places. 15 years ago it was nominated for 7 awards and won 2. What was once genuine, now feels like a parody. Fans of Ng or Wan Lau that think "the complexity of action and character are fascinating" may enjoy this dated melodrama.
August 18, 2011
Terrific performances and vulnerable characters add dimension to the basic cop vs robber storyline. Ching Wan Lau has a family, but they never overtake his humanness as a 10 year old cop. On the other side is the excellent Francis Ng, who plays the heist man with toughness and just a hint of scary. These two face off against each other in a tense cat and mouse chase, until the thrilling finale in (perhaps) Ringo Lam's finest movie.
December 18, 2010
this is a great action crime thriller starring 2 powerhouse character actors lau ching wan and francis ng. if anything, just a lil' dated and ng's role needs fleshing out to bring their titanic struggle to the forefront with more credibility.
½ August 14, 2010
Very interesting plot... some great acting from Francis, Lau!
August 27, 2008
I heard it aint good!
½ August 14, 2008
A very good movie by Ringo Lam. As always, a very dark and violent film, with tragic themes, and great action scenes as well. Made during darker times (last months before the Hong Kong retocession in 1997) than his previous films, this Ringo Lam's film is much more darker, and 100% serious (different from the more optimistic City on Fire, with the charismatic Chow Yun Fat). But, the quality of themovie (as well of the scenario) is a little bit lower than his previous masterpieces (Full Contact and City on Fire), so I put only 4 stars. I recommand to all Ringo Lam's fans, but I don't recommand this movie for kids and sensitive people.
½ July 23, 2008
Lau Ching-Wan is his usual self and it's good. Francis Ng is good, the story is ok. See it if you haven't!
Super Reviewer
July 18, 2008
Another fantastic action film from HK. A must for action fans.
June 8, 2008
Le polar noir hongkongais par excellence. Une oeuvre qui brille par son realisme et son nihilisme. Un duel au sommet entre Lau Ching Wan, flic a bout de nerf, et Francis Ng, ingenieur machiavelique !
April 12, 2008
I didn't like the lightning work in this movie and at the beginning it felt very weak movie. Got much better towards the end but still...pretty B-movie feeling as a result.
½ October 28, 2007
A bit more than bang-bang happy-happy joy-joy...
August 11, 2007
an excellent and very affecting crime film from Ringo Lam, Lau Ching-Wan should have won the Best Actor award for his performance, and Francis Ng the Best Supporting Actor.
July 31, 2007
Great movie. The twist of bad cop and good theft.
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