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That Demon Within (Mo Jing) (2014)



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That Demon Within stars Golden Horse Award-winner Daniel Wu (Overheard, Hot Summer Days, Control) as a dutiful police officer who doubts himself after saving the life of a notorious and ruthless killer played by Nick Chueng (On the Edge, The White Storm). Unsure if he did the right thing by protecting a cold-blooded murderer, his actions come back to haunt him when the killer and his gang become the leading suspects in a bloody armed robbery. The film, directed by Dante Lam (Unbeatable, The Viral Factor), will have its world premiere at the 64th Berlinale's Panorama Special section on February 8th. (c) China Lion

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Critic Reviews for That Demon Within (Mo Jing)

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Pulp done with passion can be its own reward, as the veteran Hong Kong filmmaker Dante Lam shows with his feverish cop thriller "That Demon Within."

April 17, 2014 | Full Review…

[The] Stephen King-like angle is the richest material in "That Demon Within," which is otherwise another tale of gangsters turning against one another.

April 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/4

This Hong Kong import can't resist the urge to dumb down a fascinating premise for the sake of mass consumption.

April 17, 2014 | Full Review…

There's a half-realized, half-haunting Hitchcockian psychodrama buried somewhere within "That Demon Within." What's on the surface plays more like Wong and Lam simply forgot to take their meds.

April 17, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

When "That Demon Within" finally burns down, all that's left is char and ash.

April 17, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

That Demon Within often feels like a berserk plot-vending machine.

April 16, 2014 | Full Review…

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