Eye in the Sky (2007)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2008-09-25
Summary: engaging......
Look closely at the crush of humanity that is Hong Kong Central and you can’t help but wonder “Who is who, anyway?”. Eye in the Sky is a smart little thriller that does an excellent job capturing, and expressing, the randomness that is everyday life. A just this side of brilliant directorial debut for longtime screenwriter Yau Nai-Hoi, who authored many of Johnnie To’s best films working under the Milkyway Image production banner. This film has high production values, solid as always performances from Simon Yam Tat-Wah and Tony Leung Ka-Fai, and an engaging production design that makes good use of the sound elements. The film was nominated for 9 Hong Kong Film Awards in 2007 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor [Yam], Best Supporting Actress [Maggie Shaw], Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best New Artist [winner Kathy Tsui], and Best New Director [winner Yau].
Reviewer Score: 8