Johnnie To continues forging a unique style for himself and Milkyway Image, with another film that, like EXILED, takes a narrative that can be expressed in a single sentence ("a sparrow recruits four pick-pockets to steal the key to her cage") and uses it to explore and indulge his cinematic skills in every aspect of the production. Can there be any doubt that he has earned his place amongst the world's greatest directors already? As usual, a great cast is key to his success, with Simon Yam once again justifying To's trust.
Reviewer Score: 8
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