Dante Lam delivers above-average action, though it’s sabotaged to a degree by a script that might make Charles Dickens blush.
A sweeping romantic epic journeys deep into the realm of the fantastic.
Superior driving sequences are a must for any vehicular action picture, and Soi Cheang delivers in spades.
I stumbled across this, past midnight, on a Hong Kong movie channel. Missing the first portion, it took me a little while to figure out what was happening, but it’s too long. Still, the image of Simon Yam strapping a baby to his body and starting a crime spree with Chingmy Yau by his side […]
Johnnie To’s first Mainland picture is a very strong action exercise with a very bleak tone. To some extent it keeps hitting the same chord over and over. But what a chord!
Glorious! Michelle Yeoh, at the age of 23, stars along with Michael Wong and Henry Sanada as law enforcement officers fighting a nasty group of criminals. The action starts on the streets of Hong Kong, lifts into the sky as a hijacking is foiled through a mid-air gun battle / martial arts confrontation, continues through […]
I’m glad to see that Johnny To has become a recognizable, marketable name on the international film festival circuit. His trio of excellent and stylish films in 2006 (ELECTION, ELECTION 2, EXILED) generated considerable enthusiasm beyond the niche of loyal, hardcore Hong Kong film fans. Even more exciting for me, though, was the prospect of […]