Operation Mekong

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Inspired by the true story known as the Mekong Massacre--two Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed while traveling down the Mekong River in the waters of the Golden Triangle, one of the largest drug-manufacturing regions in the world. 13 sailors are executed at gunpoint, and 900,000 methamphetamine pills are recovered at the scene. Upon discovery, the Chinese government immediately sends a band of elite narcotics officers led by Captain Gao Gang (Zhang Hanyu) to the Golden Triangle to uncover the truth behind the murders. Tea field owner and Golden Triangle-based intelligence officer Fang Xinwu (Eddie Peng) joins the investigation. After it is discovered that the drugs seized on the Chinese ships had been planted by the henchman of a notorious drug cartel leader named Naw Khar, the governments of Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and China launch a joint task force to apprehend the criminal. The road to justice is, however, paved with dangerous and deadly obstacles...

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Critic Reviews for Operation Mekong

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

  • If it makes for a breathlessly assaultive, vastly entertaining couple of hours, it can be discomfiting whenever there's a brief pause in the pelting gunfire and we glimpse the contours of the actual, flesh-and-blood tragedy.

    Oct 22, 2016 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
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  • Though more sensationalistic than serious, this film has a scale and an energy that rivals any Hollywood blockbuster.

    Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…
  • This is why you watch Hong Kong action movies: for vicious, elegantly choreographed, fearless car chases that never let you lose sight of the action and always leave you catching your breath.

    Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The zeal with which Lam directs everything is as undeniably cheesy as action filmmaking ever gets. I think he takes Operation Mekong very seriously, but that doesn't mean I have to.

    Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Going in guns blazing and attempting to set pulses racing might not feel wholly appropriate given the facts at the heart of the film, but it does suit Lam's usual style.

    Nov 13, 2016 | Full Review…
  • All those thrilling set-pieces may leave one feeling a little hollow inside; but for action film buffs, Christmas has come early.

    Oct 5, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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