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Saving Mr. Wu (2015)

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SAVING MR. WU is an action-packed crime thriller based on the true story of China's famous celebrity kidnapping case. Mr. Wu is kidnapped in Beijing by Zhang Hua and three accomplices, all disguised as cops. In the ensuing 20 hours, the Chinese detectives led by Chief Xing quickly form a task force and sweep the city. Time is of the essence though as Mr. Wu is ordered to be killed at 9pm regardless of whether the money is collected or not. The police eventually apprehend Hua alone and a dangerous mental showdown develops between police interrogators and Hua. As the deadline rapidly approaches, the detectives and captors collide in a dramatic battle.

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Saving Mr. Wu is terrific fun as a crime thriller, with great photography and tense action sequences. Yet it truly excels in its quieter moments ...

October 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Ding has done an outstanding job re-creating the events and conveying the complexity and prudence of the cops' investigative chess moves.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The director deploys all the familiar tropes with an assured forcefulness that makes the movie crackle with a rough energy.

October 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a tight, fast-moving, entertaining cop drama that does away with the criminal mastermind clichés to show a more realistic portrait of a kidnapping and police investigation energized by car chases, flashing sirens, and strike force action.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…

But for a film where the audience already knows the ending, Saving Mr. Wu manages to satisfy and excite.

July 11, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

While all the attention is naturally on Mr Wu and Lau, the film's true breakout star here is China actor Wang Qianyuan, who is vicious as the criminal mastermind.

May 24, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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