Young and Dangerous 4 (1997)
Reviewed by: Gaijin84 on 2009-07-12
Summary: With power comes sacrifice...
Power and in-fighting are well and good in Hong Kong with the fourth installment in the Young and Dangerous series from director Andrew Lau. With the murder of Dinosaur, head of the Tuen Mun district, comes a power struggle to see who will take over the business in that area. Dinosaur's right hand man Barbarian and Chicken are given the task of running 1/2 of Tuen Mun each until a final decision can be determined. From the start, Chan Ho is unwilling to support Chicken's bid, having seen the truly dark side of the Triad business come to the forefront with the murder of Smartie in the previous film. Chan Ho starts to try and convince Chicken that being a branch leader is not all its cracked up to be, and he will end up sacrificing things he loves in order to obtain that power. The writing and acting between the two is quite strong, and I feel that both have sunk into their characters psyche and have started to flesh them out a bit. Young and Dangerous 4 represents Ekin Cheng's best acting in the series to this point. Another great addition to the story is Sister Thirteen, played by an stellar Sandra Ng. The all-star cast is rounded out with an excellent Karen Mok and Roy Cheung. There are some great twists and turns as well that keep the story interesting for its entirety. Another better than average triad film from the Y&D series.

Reviewer Score: 8