Born to Be Wild (1995)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2000-03-11
Unremarkable and cheap docu-style drama
I stopped caring about what happened to anyone in this film way before the final scene. Bad-temper and the elder girl have no endearing qualities at all, even though the sincerity of his rage against Hongkies is never in doubt.
The other couple share the odd tender moment, but it's hard to imagine anyone being on their side.

Overall, an uneventful first half with an overly-gory second half which isn't worth the wait. For a comparison, this film makes Daughter Of Darkness II look classy.

Previously published review:

Unremarkable and cheap docu-style drama concerning two money-minded girls who migrate to Shenzhen in search of men with money. They are attracted to two brothers, both cops, neither rich. One is a national kung-fu champion (and provides a few fairly good fight scenes) with a very bad temper, and the focus of his rage is Hongkies, who come to Shenzhen and steal local women with their money. The two girls work in bar, where they become concubines of a HK businessman. They later force this man to give them money, and plan to run away (with bad-tempered cop in tow), but bad-tempered cop stuffs up the plan by taking out his anti-HK rage on the businessman, in a fair copy of Jason from Friday the 13th. In the final scene, bad-temper and the elder girl (Farini) are on the run and living off the land. In one of the few tender moments of the film, he wakes up and can't see her. Then he spots her and asks "What are you doing ?". "Pissing" she replies, and proceeds to do just that. But the police are about to ambush them. Will the national champion make a final stand ? But I stopped caring about what happened to anyone in this film way before then. Bad-temper and the elder girl have no endearing qualities at all, even though the sincerity of his rage against Hongkies is never in doubt. The other couple share the odd tender moment, but it's hard to imagine anyone being on their side. Overall, an uneventful first half with an overly-gory second half which isn't worth the wait. For a comparison, this film makes Daughter Of Darkness II look classy.
Reviewer Score: 2