Daai cheung foo (Men Suddenly in Black) (2003)

Daai cheung foo (Men Suddenly in Black) (2003)





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Ho Cheung Ping, who wrote the novel that was the basis for Fulltime Killer and made his directorial debut with the crime comedy You Shoot, I Shoot, returns to the parody genre with his second film, Men Suddenly in Black. Eric Tsang does a takeoff of his role in Infernal Affairs, playing Tin, the leader of a group of four men who enact an intricate plot to cheat on their significant others while the women are away for the day in Thailand. The others are Cheung (Jordan Chan), a relatively straight-laced doctor; Chao (Chapman To), the fun-loving goofball of the group; and Paul (Spirit Blue), Tin's virginal nephew. All their machinations threaten to unravel when they discover that their wives, played by Teresa Mo, Marsha Yuan, Tiffany Lee, and Candy Lo (The Eye), never left for Thailand and are following them. The men begin to suspect that there is a traitor in their midst. They face many obstacles, but they soldier on to honor "Ninth Uncle" (Tony Leung of Dragon Inn), who once took the fall for them when their wives showed up at their favorite strip club and who is now imprisoned in his home by his vengeful wife (Sandra Ng). The film presents all this material in the style of a typical Hong Kong action film, with many references to other films and cameos by Sammo Hung, Alan Tam, Maria Cordero, and others. Ping won Best New Director and Leung Best Supporting Actor at the 2004 Hong Kong Film Awards. The film was shown at the 2004 New York Asian American International Film Festival.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Jordan Chan
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Chapman To
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Critic Reviews for Daai cheung foo (Men Suddenly in Black)

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The film's a big dud, loud and cocky but all too empty.

Full Review… | June 2, 2006

Audience Reviews for Daai cheung foo (Men Suddenly in Black)

Great battle of the sexes comedy with one of those great endings that adds a touch of drama. You can bet money Hollywood will try to remake this one.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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How cone someone enjoy a film about adultery. Yes, it is a comedy, but adultery is considered something natural and accepted. Pathetic!!!

John Roper
John Roper

[center][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/09/221409.jpg[/img][/center] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2][/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2]Men Suddenly in Black is an amusing take at the sex lives of four desperate men stuck with their distrustful wives. I enjoyed it and am utterly compelled at the fun they are having in the film. It's sad to see the critics haven't even given the film a chance, so I guess this is the only review you guys will be getting (unless some other genius decided to give this film a chance).[/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2][/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2]The stars of the film were all hilarious. They give witty performances and enjoy themselves while doing it. The chemistry among the four men is undeniable. This chemistry is what captured my attention and kept me attached to the screen, laughing my socks off.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2]The direction was not quite perfect, but sufficient. There were many flaws in certain scenes that were out of place. My only major problem with the film was the subtitles. The morons who did the subtitles for the film ignored the fact that Americans would watch it, so most of the dialogue is misspelled or grammatically incorrect. After a while, it got irritating and downgraded the essential quality of the film. The screenplay was, for that reason alone, weak and filled with unnecessary swearing. The plot development was beneficial in the sense that the viewer is allowed into the lives of both worlds, the women and the men's.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2][/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2]My favorite scene was when the plump man realized the "net cafe" they were staying at was being raided. They jump up and begin to escape, finding themselves in a battle with photographers. The entire sequence was hilarious and poked fun at various action films by using cameras and hoses instead of guns.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2][/size][/font][/color] [color=#aeeff9][font=Tahoma][size=2]Men Suddenly in Black is a hilarious parody and a must-see for any fan of foreign comedies. Go and rent this under seen gem NOW, or as soon as you can.[/size][/font][/color]

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