Nightfall (2012)





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A veteran detective (Simon Yam) matches wits with a notorious ex-con (Nick Cheung) while investigating the murder of a beloved Hong Kong opera singer in this explosive action thriller from director Chow Hin Yeung Roy (2009's Murderer).
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Simon Yam
as George Lam
Nick Cheung Ka-Fai
as Wong Yuen-yeung
Shawn Dou
as Wong Yuen-yeung
Mike Leeder
as British Senior CID officer
Chia Hui Liu
as Retired CID officer
Janice Man
as Zoe Tsui
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Critic Reviews for Nightfall

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Nightfall is a bit of a mess, but it's an enjoyable mess. Its beautiful cinematography, engrossing performance of Simon Yam, and mesmerizing performance of Nick Cheung make you forget about whatever pitfalls the screenplay and storyline may have.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013

Audience Reviews for Nightfall

Everybody just wants something from you. A mute man that has been in jail for almost twenty years is released and appears to have conducted a straightforward revenge killing. However, as a detective investigates the murder, he uncovers a string of lies that makes the crime look less straightforward. The detective will need to research the original crime of the suspect twenty years ago to help determine what happened in the most recent murder. "You should find it shameful too." Rioy Hin Yeung Chow, director of Murderer and Rise of the Legend, delivers Nightfall. The storyline for this picture is interesting and fun to watch unfold with a few decent action sequences. The acting was okay and the dialogue was average. "He hardened himself up like steel." I randomly came across this on Netflix and decided to add it to the queue. This was fairly good and had some great character plots and subplots and did keep me interested from beginning to end. I wouldn't say this was special, in an Ishii the Killer kind of way, but it is worth a viewing if you enjoy the genre. "I will always be with you." Grade: C+

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

The story premise, twist & turn are ok; but then everything else is so over-the-top during execution.


Once again the Hong Kong film kids take a simple subject and turn it into a cinematic experience that no US movie seems to be able to ever do sans a blue moon.

Jason Kraynek
Jason Kraynek

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