In the third film of the series, co-directors Andrew Lau Wai-Keung and Alan Mak Siu-Fai keep things as tight and as interesting as they did in the first two movies. This time around the filmmakers continue their story from were the first movie ended. The screenplay, by Mak and Felix Chong Man-Keung, jumps around in the timeline of events as Ming, played by Andy Lau, slowly descends into madness. His performance is exceptionally compelling. As with the first two award winning films, all of the production values and technical aspects set new standards of excellence for the Hong Kong film industry.
Reviewer Score: 9