A Step to Heaven (1995)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2000-03-24
Summary: Well, I quite enjoyed it
I agree, it's among the weirder HK films, but I found it held my attention most of the way. Perhaps it's just that I adore the two lovely Lily's. Maybe it's the cute and quick-witted little girl Heartie. And the blind kung-fu ex-cop out for revenge is a great character in any Asian film ! And the background music uses (perhaps over-uses) the marvellous album "Vangelis Themes".
I found myself being reminded of Ann Hui's style. I can rarely work out just what I like about Hui's films, but I like 'em just the same.
Same goes for this one, though it's much more low budget.
Lastly, I've never particularly liked Ng Doi Yung, but he gives the performance of his career as the broody and troubled assassin.
Reviewer Score: 6