Astonishing (2004)
Reviewed by: MrBooth on 2005-05-18
Summary: 5/10
Not so much ASTONISHING as KIND OF SURPRISING AND A BIT CONFUSING, I'd say. Basically a come-back vehicle for Christy Chung, who has been out of the limelight for quite a while despite early efforts to shake off her flower-vase image with more 'mature' roles in JAN DARA and SAMSARA. Here, Christy is the focus of the film for 90% of the running time, and sadly fails to live up to the challenge of portraying a woman going through stress and descending into madness.

Alex Fong provides fairly solid backing, but Christy's unconvincing performance and the implausible plot-line leave ASTONISHING feeling a bit like a 'damp squib' (whatever one of those actually is).
Reviewer Score: 5

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