Reviewed by: jfierro
Leung Ka-Fai is a cop who pressures floozy Rosamund Kwan intogoing undercover to entrap drug kingpin Michael Wong. But, it turns out that Michael is a pretty nice guy, while Leung Ka-Fai is a jerk. Now Rosamund is stuck in the middle of a sticky situation, not to mention a love triangle. For some reason, the makers of this film thought that perennial set decoration Rosamund Kwan could carry the most critical role in this movie. What's even more surprising is that she actually manages to pull it off. However, even she can not save a lifeless script.
Reviewed by: shelly
It's slick, sophisticated, polished, and maybe a little shallow. A movie for grownups, I think: lots of brittle energy, not everything is spelled out (the audience has to fill in the blanks, a bit (it's nice not being condescended to). A friend described it as "Tony Au [art film director] goes popular". Fine performances by Tony Leung Kar-Fai and especially by Rosamund Kwan (who is given much more here than the usual look-sweet-and- beautiful thing, and rises to the occasion). The cinematography is also a star: nicely controlled blue and yellow palette. With all this skill, though, the movie didn't really have that much to say, I thought. I'd recommend it, nevertheless.