]ƨg (1989)
All Night Long

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 04/04/2006

Certainly NOT a comedy, though it has the occasional funny moments. An unusual straight role for DoDo Cheng, who plays her role quite well. Four women, strangers, are thrown together when a gangster gets killed with lots of money on him. The four decide to keep the body hidden and the news from the police until the morning, and keep the money. Everything imaginable goes wrong. No more than mildly entertaining, unpleasant in places.

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: Cissi
Date: 06/17/2001
Summary: 7.5/10-I liked this film

Now, I would disagree with the view that this film is bad. I actually quite enjoyed it. Sure, the females do scream a hell lot, but I thought it added to the satire-ish tone of the film.

The plot: Carol Cheung is a rather conservative, single teacher who one night firstly gets chased by a gang of wannabe rapists, then hops into the car of a wounded robber (Manfred Wong). When the robber dies in a supermarket store, Carol and three other women are forced to work together to hide the body, and get the cash.

I thought this film was pretty funny-I actually thought it was a comedy until I looked at this site, and noticed it is listed a drama. It's pretty over-the-top, with some nice twists, like during the car chase where both cars end up in front of the police station. I liked the Blues Brothers inspired chase about three-quarters of the way through, and Stanley Fung I thought did a great job as the lead bad guy. The acting is pretty good generally, and while there are some flat spots, where the film gets bogged down by too much dialogue, overall it's a pretty quirky, entertaining film.

Reviewed by: meixner
Date: 08/30/2000
Summary: Painful, especially to those with sensitivity to the higher frequencies

Carol Cheng is an uptight elementary school teacher who goes out one night and becomes mixed up in an armored car heist gone wrong.

Not an inherently bad idea, but the execution is excruciating. My ears hurt from the screeching cast before it was half over. This movie is terrible, and though I could explain why, it's not worth it.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

CAROL CHENG plays an ordinary school teacher whose monotonous lifesoon changes in one unforgettable night.

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