義本無言 (1987)
Brotherhood


Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 09/19/2003

An old dai lo (Chung Hung) is looking back on his life and wants to start to do some good to patch things up with his son (Chow Yun-Fat). Before his plan is put into action, the crime boss is captured by the police. Sensing weakness in the organization, a group of Japanese Yakuza start to move in, which prompts Chow to take over the "business."

This is a fairly decent crime movie. The action is well-done and very violent, but the expostion scenes are slow moving, talky, and really slow the film down. Chow Yun-Fat fans looking for another A Better Tomorrow will probably be disappointed -- despite his top billing, Chow is only in the movie for a relatively short time. While Brotherhood isn't a bad movie, there are a lot of other movies in this genre which are better and more deserving of your time and money.


Reviewed by: mpongpun
Date: 05/08/2002

After his daughter is murdered at a Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong, Triad Boss, Ho Chen Tung (O Chun Hung), decides to clean up his image and practically retire from Triad Society. Fifteen years past since this incident with Ho Chun Tung about to celebrate his 70th birthday. One's birthday should be a joyous time-right? Wrong! A revengeful cop, Mei (Dick Wei), is hot on Ho Chen Tung's case because he wants to avenge the death of his father who was killed by Ho Chun Tung many years ago. Mei, by any means, wants to bring Ho Chun Tung down and will stop at nothing until Ho Chun Tung is dead or in jail. Even though Chow Yun Fat gets top billing for this flick, he is not the star. Chow Yun Fat has a small role as Ho Chen Tung's son who is living in Australia away from his father's underworld activities. Even without Chow Yun Fat, I still found the movie to be enjoyable due to O Chun Hung and Lam Wai's performance.