火龍
Fire of Conscience (2010)


Reviewed by: evirei
Date: 11/14/2011

One of a more disappointing Dante's movie after the box office success "Beast Stalker". It's hard for one not to compare as both the genre is way to similar.

The movie opened with a blast - Beautiful montage and harcore action. Every other thing changes after the first 15 mins, when it all turned bad. Storytelling was slow, boring, fimiliar yet repetitive.

The story seems forcefully placed together, and the leads just doesn't seems to fit their place. To an extend, the supporting actors and actress seems to overpower and overshadow the leads.

It was really disappointing as I can see the potential in this movie as it was really wonderful to look with great action details... but just too lack of substances.

But what totally kill the movie was how it forcefully link it back to the titles and the whole ending is just so wrong.

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: Hyomil
Date: 04/07/2011

A frustratingly vacuous movie where none of the actors seem to have much chemistry together and the plot doesn't build or flow smoothly, but there's enough good action to give it a marginal recommendation. Feels drawn out longer than is needed for what little it has to offer.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 12/02/2010

On a base comparison with director Dante Lam's other cop-oriented picture from 2010, The Stool Pigeon, Fire of Conscience would seem to be a lesser entry, with Leon Lai's scraggly beard seemingly being the biggest point of discussion around the internet about the film. But sometimes, you just need the cinematic equivalent of a cheeseburger, and Lam seemed to have realized this, making a lean and mean thriller that pulls no punches when it comes to the action. Sure, Fire of Conscience is no Citizen Kane or The Killer, but it's still damn good popcorn entertainment.

Reviewer Score: 7