PTU

2003, Crime/Drama, 1h 27m

16 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Movie Info

A seedy policeman (Lam Suet) deals with various gangs and squabbling colleagues while searching for his missing gun.

Cast & Crew

Suet Lam
Sergeant Lo Sa
Ruby Wong
Leigh Cheng
Eddy Ko
Eye Ball
Jerome Fung
Sergeant Fung
Tian-lin Wang
Uncle Cheung (uncredited)
Kin Yee Au
Screenwriter
Nai-Hoi Yau
Screenwriter
Chi Wing Chung
Original Music
Cheng Siu-Keung
Cinematography
Wing-cheong Law
Film Editing
Ringo Cheung
Production Design
Jerome Fung
Art Director
Patrick Tong Hing-Chi
Executive in Charge of Production
Ho-Ming Chan
Assistant Director
Martin Richard Chappell
Supervising Sound Editor
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Critic Reviews for PTU

Audience Reviews for PTU

  • Apr 12, 2008
    moody and dark (literally)..very simple story executed well..same usual suspects you find in other To movies, acting first rate and will hold your interest..the movie seems to slow down in spots but definitely worth a watch
    alan j Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2008
    Breaking away from conventions of the genre, Johnnie To's PTU is one of its kind. From the outset, PTU is a police procedural that follows an ensemble of cops who bend the rules in order to withhold an unwritten code of honor and loyalty for each other. However, the film proves much more interesting than just that. Not only does it operate entirely within a moodily crafted atmosphere on a single night (finely designed and photographed by To and his team), PTU features characters that drive the piece in a subtextual, cool, and almost silent way that is both unique and bold in its execution. The pools of light accentuate the calm yet eerie streets of nocturnal Hong Kong - all the more appetizing for viewers when our heroes, or non-heroes perhaps, emerge in cinematic formation out of the larger darkness - a trademark visual strength that To has developed over the years. The confusing cat-and-mouse plot may alienate viewers initially, but the beauty of this work is the artistic direction that To infuses into every frame, sequence, and outcome. This is not the everyday narrative, nor is it planning to fall into any norms. This is a Johnnie To stamp on HK cinema; a film that further paves the way in which he continues to reinvent his personal style and stir up the patterns of cinema at the time. Likewise, although polarizing, PTU is a visual treat that begs for multiple viewings.
    Sheldon C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2008
    Not your typical police drama/action film. Johnny to gives this quite the twist.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2008
    Great, stylistic and very dramatic along with being action filled Johnnie To film. A great filmmaker.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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