Full Contact (1992)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2003-05-04
Summary: Simon Yam's BEST
I watched Simon Yam's 2 best performances back to back: this movie & "Looking for Mr. Perfect." Simon plays similar characters in both - very slick, cool, and feminist. Of course, he is openly gay in this one ;)

The whole cast made this movie great. Of course Chow Yun Fat is untouchable - but I liked everyone else just as much. Simon Yam - the best villain. Ann Bridgewater - unmatchable sex appeal when dancing. Frankie Chan - the powerhouse, and "Virgin" - well, her name says it all! But it's truly great to see Anthony Wong play a scared cat, a chicken. He is entirely convincing.

On the other hand, I didn't like the movie too much. This is the kind of movie that makes you wonder if there is any difference between filmmaking in HK and America. And if all HK movies were like this, the answer would be NO, there isn't a whole lot of difference. IMO, Full Contact is even more Americanized than recent efforts like "Fulltime Killer." Also, everyone seems to get shot. I don't remember anyone who died in a way other than being shot.