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Fills you with a healthy respect for the men and women gladly risking their lives for your entertainment.
Rather than the That's Entertainment of jumps, falls and back flips, actor-director Robin Shou's tribute to his former profession is half-baked and a little self-serving.
It jumps from one subject to another, it provides little historical context, it shows a lot of stunts being prepared and executed but refuses to ask the obvious questions in our minds.
Feels more like a 'making-of' piece or vanity project for actor and first-time director Robin Shou ... than a tight, thorough documentary.
An often intriguing documentary, albeit one with wires attached.
The great documentary about Hong Kong stuntmen, and their relationship to the Beijing Opera, still needs to be made.
Red Trousers pays tribute to one country's stuntmen. At the same time it's a personal tribute as Shou uses the film as a platform to showcase his own work.
The documentary's few stunt sequences, both successful and failed, carry more weight than anything else.
There's plenty of material for a great movie in the lives and work of the stuntmen and women in Hong Kong's thriving action film industry. Unfortunately, this isn't that movie.
For a movie about physical dexterity, this is clumsy stuff. It's like three movies fighting for one screen.
Instead of tackling the whole stunt issue head-on, Shou uses his first directorial effort, Lost Time: The Movie, as a definition-by-example that too frequently draws the viewer out of the far more fascinating historical context.
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