Kidnap of Wong Chak Fai (1993)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2006-01-30
Summary: Great cast and script but .........
...... um, I don't know. This one just didn't grab me.

I think the problem was where the sympathy should lie. In kidnap dramas, one usually sympathizes with either the victim or the kidnappers. The victim, in this case, is a grasping and even venomous miser, and I could feel nothing for him except annoyance. The motivation of the kidnappers is understandable, but I found it just as hard to sympathize with them either.

With a cast like this one, perhaps I was expecting too much. Paul Chun overacts as the miser who is kidnapped, as do some of the support cast, though Kent Cheng does his usual fine job.

Given that this a crime thriller, I was disappointed at the small amount of action. The script intended to make this a thoughtful drama with less action, but the thoughtfulness seems to have been largely lost.

The best I can say is that this crime thriller is competent but below average.
Reviewer Score: 3