To Be Number One (1991)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2007-04-11
Summary: overlong, overblown
To Be Number One is an overlong, overblown melodrama based on the life of a Hong Kong triad boss. Probably director Poon Man-Kit's best work, this film is mostly remembered for a bizarre scene, so wrong on so many levels, where Kent Cheng Jak-Si humiliates Amy Yip Ji-Mei while knocking around her assets. This film is a good example of excellent work from Academy Award winning cinematographer Peter Pau Tak-Hai's early career.

It's a funny thing about movies, you know? Here we have one HKMDB reviewer who says that "Ray Lui swaggers and sweats through his over-the-top performance". Another internet critic says that "Lui sleepwalks through his performance". I'd say his work falls somewhere in the middle of those two ends of the acting spectrum.
Reviewer Score: 6