PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) Reviews

June 25, 2007
An enjoyable, high-energy romp.
June 22, 2007
The droll opening, set in a restaurant where the pecking order is rigorously observed, gives way to a complicated but uninvolving cat-and-mouse game between the police and rival gangs.
June 22, 2007
Characterisation, always a hit and miss affair in To's films, is deliberately rather thin. Instead, To and his cinematographer, Cheng Siu Keung, make the greasy, near-abandoned streets of the Hong Kong capital come alive
June 22, 2007
It's an oddity in some ways, and its brief appearance in cinemas can only be the precursor to a DVD release, which is how it will mostly be seen. It's a smart, sharp piece of work, however big the screen.
Top Critic
June 22, 2007
Johnny To favours atmosphere above plotting and though it looks tremendous it won't keep you on the edge of your seat
June 22, 2007
The point of the exercise is really the unfolding of sundry edgy night-time encounters and action set-pieces, each constructed with To's customary patience, while his vision of Hong Kong after dark exudes an eerie calm that's cumulatively hypnotic.
May 14, 2005
A concluso interessante no compensa os 80 minutos necessrios para contar um fiapo de histria aborrecida.
July 4, 2004
...all the moody cinematography in the world can't disguise the inherently dull screenplay...
June 5, 2004
October 22, 2003
Fresh situations, haunting long takes, and a final showdown that is much more interesting than anything in Tarantino's Kill Bill make this film ... purely enjoyable.
October 16, 2003
Mr. To is a master of the game, and his command supplies pleasure, even when there are no surprises.
October 16, 2003
The characters are all defined by their place in the plot._They don't come alive organically, but seem distant and abstract.
September 20, 2003
Has a very promising start and a big, noisy shootout of a finale, but everything in between has been done before and better.
September 6, 2003
Style doesn't trump substance in Johnny To's quickie circus act PTU because the style is the substance.