Shock Wave (2017)

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Cheung Choi-san (Andy Lau) is a senior inspector of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD). Seven years ago, he went undercover and became the protégé of Hung Kai-pang (Jiang Wu), a top wanted criminal specializing in bombs. Cheung successfully disintegrated Hung's criminal gang, but during the operation, Hung manages to escape while his younger brother and allies were captured. To seek revenge for Cheung's betrayal, Hung comes back seven years later and prepares to plant a series bombs in Hong Kong, which creates public panic, and lures Cheung out for action to unfold an ultimate plan for revenge.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

... unapologetic piece of B-movie termite art...

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

A conventional and predictable but disarmingly entertaining actioner.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

All Shock Wave really has going for it is scope and spectacle, which you can get in any big dumb American blockbuster, and Lau's upright handsomeness and bravado, which you can also get in much better films.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Yau stands out in the Hong Kong crowd for his willingness to blend two very different styles of filmmaking: the traditional Chinese epic drama and the high octane thrillers that pull in the crowds today.

Jul 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A taut crime thriller with just the right blend of action, suspense, and pathos.

May 4, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Yau does an impressive job of keeping the audience engaged amid the barrage of car crashes, shoot-outs and explosions.

Apr 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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