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½ August 16, 2016
Tiger Cage est une histoire de flics ripoux avec Simon Yam, Jacky Cheung, Donnie Yen et Man Tat Ng, réalisé par Yuen Woo-Ping. Autant dire que c'est exactement ce à quoi on s'attend, surtout dans les années 80. Tiger Cage est extrêmement violent, parfois beaucoup trop noir pour son bien et surtout sans surprises. Cependant, la réalisation de Yuen Woo-Ping garde le rythme, même pendant les très longues fusillades plutôt bien filmées et les quelques combats martiaux quasiment tous assurés par Donnie Yen. De ce fait, les 90 minutes de Tiger Cage passent plutôt vite, malgré des twists qui font feu de tout bois et des scènes humoristiques qui semblent sorties de nulle part...
February 19, 2014
Quite good movie. Leung Kar Yan an undercover cop, is buying drugs from Wang Lung Wei. Jacky Cheung, Donnie Yen, Ng Man Tat, Carol Cheng are the other cops. Wang manage to escape with injuries. Simon Yam is their leader. Leung is getting married to Carol next day. Irene Wan is Jacky girlfriend. Jacky play a smoke bomb trick to Leung car. He got choke and got out the car. Wang came and kill him with shotgun. Massive manhunt is on Wang. The cops finally nab him when he try to escape by boat. Wang know Ng can be bribe because he have a secret in the underworld. Jacky overheard something from them. Ng take out his bullet and pretend Wang take his gun, Simon shot him dead. Ng deal with American drug lord. Jacky video the process and report to Simon. He want to view the tape first. Donnie fetch Jacky and view the tape. Donnie is angry he never tell him and is told to calm down before doing anything. Jacky put the tape at Irene home. Carol find out Leung have 2 passports and 10million dollars in bank. Simon says maybe he is traitor to the team. Donnie follow Ng to the drug deal and gonna catch them all. The baddies break free and fight him. Simon came and shoot Donnie dead. Ng rather go jail than get Donnie dead. Simon is the mastermind. He tell Jacky that Leung deal drugs secretly and maybe Carol is involve. Jacky hand the tape to Simon and also mention a copy. He beat up Ng when he know Donnie is dead. Simon play the tape but its empty. A drug is found in Jacky locker and he is under arrest. Irene saw the tape and Ng came over to find tape but fail. She climb out the window. Simon believe Jacky and ask him get the copied tape. Irene don't dare to admit in front of Simon. She relented when Jacky plead. Simon knock him out in the car and get the tape. Irene call Carol and tell her truth. The drug thugs throw Irene out the window and die. Jacky manage to escape from Simon. Carol confront Simon and he admit, she manage to escape. The drug thug try to kill Ng, Jacky came over and kill the thug. Simon gonna resign and frame the others for the crime. Carol is chase by the thug and she kill her. Jacky intercepted the goods and spoil the deal. Ng have switch sides against Simon. All of them fight but can't match Simon. The police arrive and the superior wanna nab him. He take a gun and hold Carol hostage. She give eye signal to Jacky and he shot him dead.
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½ August 13, 2012
There is only one reason I watched this, Donnie Yen was in it and I thought is would be a good movie. Instead, I saw the most average movie I've ever seen.

It's not bad, nor is it good. It kinda hard to explain exactly why it's average. I guess the story has a terrible balance of being gritty and humorous most of the time, but it knows exactly when to time it correctly. There some plot twists, but they're generally weak and you wished it would've gone in a different direction.

The acting is both strong and weak in certain scenes of the movie. Unfortunately the only reason I saw was because it had Donnie Yen and he's not in much of this movie. While the action is below average, except when Donnie Yen fights (though still average), it won;t keep you entertain. Though what I did like was the many location of the characters went to which add realism (I think) to the movie.

Overall it could've been better, but it still worth a watch just to see Donnie Yen in a early role. If your looking for a good police movie, I recommend Police Story 1-3 mostly because they're from Asia just like this movie.
June 4, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012

(1988) Tiger Cage
(In Chinese with English subtitles)
ACTION

First of three Tiger Cage movies directed by veteran martial arts director and stunt co-ordinator Yuen Woo Ping which're unrelated to it's sequal and it's third, showcasing double crossing and retribution with corrupt top cop played by the Simon Yam character with a brief appearance of Donnie Yen doing some hard hitting martial arts. Singer/actor Jacky Cheung also stars as the person setting things right and Joey Wong whose husband was shot and killed by an undercover cop who killed the bad guys brother. The rating is strictly for it's hard hitting action scenes and nothing else.

3 out of 4
November 10, 2011
Fun actions and suspense straight forward story.But,for Donnie Yen's fans,decrease your expectation for his role in here,you may disappointed to see this.Nevermind,he's a main character in the sequel.Still,you have to give this original a shot,it's enjoyable.:)
½ July 11, 2011
Dark and violent cop thriller from Woo Ping Yuen. I watched the second one first, but all three entries in the trilogy are unrelated. This one has some good fight scenes and plenty of twists.
½ March 13, 2011
Tiger Cage is a high-octane action thriller about some bent HK coppers involved in some shady business with American drug dealers. The action choreography is pretty jaw dropping at times and includes some memorable fights with the super star Donnie Yen. From the opening shootout that begins the movie, you know that you are in for some rough and tumble action, as hundreds of bullets are shot, bodies fall and are hit by cars, the fighting is gritty, and so on.The final 10 minutes are among the most furious and insane action I've seen in any Hong Kong movie and the viewer is quite breathless by the time the mentioned freeze frame comes. The movie is very violent and the story is well paced by the great Yuen Woo Ping, and is a competent addition to the Hong Kong cop film library.
½ March 13, 2011
Tiger Cage is a high-octane action thriller about some bent HK coppers involved in some shady business with American drug dealers. The action choreography is pretty jaw dropping at times and includes some memorable fights with the super star Donnie Yen. From the opening shootout that begins the movie, you know that you are in for some rough and tumble action, as hundreds of bullets are shot, bodies fall and are hit by cars, the fighting is gritty, and so on.The final 10 minutes are among the most furious and insane action I've seen in any Hong Kong movie and the viewer is quite breathless by the time the mentioned freeze frame comes. The movie is very violent and the story is well paced by the great Yuen Woo Ping, and is a competent addition to the Hong Kong cop film library.
December 4, 2010
Fast and gritty Hong Kong action!
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