Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Summary: Beyond help
The truth about The Truth is that there is nothing that could be done to help it. This review is going to be so negative that any fans of Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Johnny or Michael Mak should stop right here and don't read the rest. The original was bad enough, but the sequel is even worst.
In fact, as I'm thinking how to start the story, I don't think I should bother, as it is so bad. Michael Mak is not the best director at the best of times, and despite teaming up with his brother Johnny they still don't manage to make much more 10 minutes of the film interesting. Basically it's a crime drama, rather a court drama. Andy Lau plays (very badly) a lawyer, and his mother's (also played very badly) character by Deannie Yip. Andy deals with several cases, all of which are pointless to portray, from small theft to police corruption. Things start to get a bit more interesting half way through when Andy Lau is framed for murder (predictable actually that something like this would happen) and his mother actually thinks he might have done it, and obviously fall out with each other. So it continues...to a very boring and unexplainable finish.
If you read this far, then you will be making a fatal mistake is you watch this. Utter rubbish.
Reviewed by: jfierro
Sequel to the popular 80's television serial, re-edited into atwo-hour movie. After sacrificing his career to save his mom, lawyer Andy Lau is hounded by a resentful police officer. When the officer shows up dead, Andy is arrested and must defend himself in court. Meanwhile, his frail mom once again is constantly on the edge of death. The ending is absolutely preposterous...so is the whole movie come to think of it.
Reviewed by: spinali
Lau Chi Pang (Andy Lau) has it tough. He's been stripped of his solicitor's license; he's sopping up booze like a sponge; his cancerous mother's busted on drug charges; he has a begrudged cop on his tail day and night -- and now he's been framed for the murder of that same cop. Shot mostly in depressing, underlit rooms, this one simmers in anguish right up through the cheesy courtroom finish -- where the cast has every chance to drain their overworked tear ducts.
Reviewer Score: 5
[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]