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Motorway (Che sau) Reviews

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September 1, 2014
One of the best car chase movies I have ever seen. Full of speed and adrenaline action. All fast and furious movies delivered in one single movie.
November 3, 2013
Si l'intrigue est franchement vue et revue et quelques passages tres mal eclaires, Motorway est un polar muscle particulierement reussi sur les autres points, avec des courses-poursuites tres bien filmees, un score efficace et un duo d'acteurs principaux excellents, compose de Shawn Yue et Anthony Wong, dont la relation est de tres loin la chose la plus interessante du film.
September 19, 2013
An enjoyable chase film but let down by lack of character development. You don't get to know much about the characters, the motivation of the criminals, and why they want to steal a diamond when one of his purpose is to spring his accomplice out of the police cell, not forgetting a pointless Barbie Hsu, who do nothing to the film other than to serve the film's eye candy and no, I am not expecting a romance between her and Shawn Yue's character, that will make the film even more clich√ (C)d. It could had been improved with better character development.

A few other gripes (spoilers)...

The BMW Z4M driver: Rather than track him down and crash your car into his, causing thousands (in HK $) in repair costs to yourself, wouldn't it be more simpler to track the owner down via his registration plate (which Shawn Yue did) and issue him with an arrest warrant and charge him additionally for resisting arrest, certainly not in movie standards as paperwork is considered unglamorous.

The Nissan 180SX vs. police chase scene: as it is manoeuvring through a narrow alley that is inaccessible for most cars as it require them to doughnut around a 90 degree turn, as this is taking minutes, wouldn't it be wise to radio in another police car to block the other path.
August 28, 2013
My new all time Car chase film favorite. If Fast and Furious was a realistic and serious film, this is it. It combines the minimalist approach that Drive took and excellent realistic car chases with real speeds and no smell of CGI oil smeared anywhere, combined with a subtle but energetic soundtrack, the final act becomes one hell of a ride. Although lacking in story and character development, its enough to keep you entertained and let the visual spectacle tell the story.
½ May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013

A worthy entry into the Milkyway Image filmography, this slick crime pic by Soi Cheang hits all the right entertainment notes, making Motorway a compelling way to spend an hour and a half of your time. Slickly lensed and skilfully edited, Motorway makes the most of its many high speed chases, placing the camera(s) in some creative spots to give the viewer a thrilling perspective into the seat of a skilled driver. The use of slow motion only heightens some of the incredible vehicular stunt work on display. Narratively, Motorway offers no surprises, but it manages to keep that dark Milkyway tone throughout. A simple premise skilfully executed, fans of earlier entries of the Fast and Furious franchise that don't mind something a little less grandiose should find a lot to like with this one. Recommended.
March 16, 2013
Unexpectedly - an exciting ride with Motorway. The movie runs as smooth as silk and the plot is more than simple - yet the chasing scenes, Anthony Wong's performance, and the subtle message behind for the youth in Hong Kong nowadays are all blended nicely together. Have watched it twice and wont mind the third time. (Disclaimer: the starting chasing scene was filmed in the same motorway that I used almost everyday)
skactopus
Super Reviewer
½ January 12, 2013
Soi Cheang's Motorway definitely lives up to its title.If there is anything lacking here, it's probably a little more story and plot detail because with a run time that never reaches 90 minutes, a lot of time is spent with cops chasing criminals in cars. That's not to say that this film isn't entertaining because it is, but there really is just enough plot to get by.The car sequences are filled with adrenaline with some nice camerawork and stunt driving to back it all up. The parking garage chase alone warrants attention.Shawn Yue is a little monotone with his performance, but it's good enough. Anthony Wong and Ka Tung Lam are no strangers to this type of film and fit in nicely. Barbie Hsu, Josie Ho, and Michelle Ye are the lovely ladies that show up as needed.There really is no secret to Motorway. It's just a drive through the park at high speed.
½ December 21, 2012
7/10: Classy action thriller with adrenaline-pumping car chase scenes and maneuvers that was never seen on film before. Definitely one of the best HK movies for 2012!
½ November 27, 2012
Highway speeding by both the police & the bad guys.. it's purely Fast & Furious Hong Kong style. The car park scene at the end of the movie was a joke - why can't the police cars stand by at the car park exit, Police Academy style? Simple logic. Instead it was left unguarded & that lead to another 15 mins of speed chase. Hmm.
November 4, 2012
Automotive destruction as it should be. Clearly inspired by Drive aesthetics, Cheang directs a chase thriller made more of atmosphere and eerie cars emerging from cloud of dust and gas than testosterone, akin to Bullit rather than Fast & Furious. HK and hot wheels are a couple made in even, let's hope to see more of these.
½ September 20, 2012
Pas aussi furieux qu'un gros actionner ricain, pas aussi lancinant que 'un DRIVE, MOTORWAY nous entra√ (R)ne quelque part, mais ou?
½ September 17, 2012
While I found Drive to be sublime cinematic poetry, it didn't really satisfy my lust for balls-to-the-wall car chases and, while the two movies shouldn't really be compared, Motorway certainly gives more bangs for the buck in that regard.
However, there are similarities: Like Nicolas Winding Refn, director Cheang favours minimalist camera set-ups, cool synth soundtracks and a stripped down plot that does away with the ubiquitous back stories and literally cuts to the chase(s). Mostly shot at night, the drivers and their cars slip like sharks through the neon-slashed streets or prowl silently in darkened car parks before hurling themselves full throttle at each other like charging bulls: Cheang's attention to sound and detail gives the movie caged animal tension throughout its rigorously edited hour-and-a-half. While those looking for the botoxed thrills of Drive Angry or 2 fast 2 Furious might be left wanting, lovers of car porn will be more than satisfied with Motorway.
½ September 9, 2012
Average B grade movie. Lame storyline produced under low budget.
July 22, 2012
this is just so cool!!!!
½ July 19, 2012
Poor cinematography, typical storyline.
½ July 12, 2012
initial d: cops version minus the coolness (pretty girls, pop music, adolescent angst). car chases are standard filmed but the protagonists' motivation is undercooked. they're chasing shadows.
July 12, 2012
Dozed off... Cars speed, plot creeps.
July 12, 2012
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July 11, 2012
Not bad. Like it because it's a HK movie.
½ July 8, 2012
Very exciting but the screens are a bit dark that I can't see everything clearly.
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