We're No Bad Guys (1997)
Reviewed by: ipkevin on 2000-12-11
Summary: Surprisingly entertaining Wong Jing movie
Ekin Cheng and Jordan Chan play a pair of cops protecting Gigi Leung and Vivian Hsu from a psychotic hitman (Alex Fong) in this Wong Jing production. Like many of Wong Jing's late 90s flicks, We're No Bad Guys is very sloppy with the details and plotting. However, it's also very entertaining! Wong Jing harkens back to the golden age (1980s & early '90s) of HK cinema by throwing together hardcore violence, light romance, and goofy comedy and making it all seem natural. He also swipes liberally from Hollywood films like Fair Game and Lethal Weapon 2 for the setpieces, but redeems himself in the end with a few clever moments of his own. Nearly all the actors give engaging performances, even the usually bland Ekin! Alex Fong is also ultra-cool as the hitman and looks more like the Chinese Richard Gere than ever (or is Richard Gere the Caucasian Alex Fong?). Overall, it wouldn't make any list of the best HK action comedies, but it is a goofy and consistently entertaining film. In today's HK movie market, that's enough.