PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) Reviews

June 25, 2007
An enjoyable, high-energy romp.
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.
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.
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.
September 6, 2003
Style doesn't trump substance in Johnny To's quickie circus act PTU because the style is the substance.