風雨同路 (1990)
Unmatchable Match


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 02/16/2003
Summary: WHere have I seen this before??

Same plot, same action, same jokes...but that's not to say it's bad. For Stephen Chow especially, it's pretty good. As is the action (even though it's nothing new). Not worth tracking down, but if you can still get it...you could do worse.

2.5/5


Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 03/07/2002
Summary: OK-ish

This is a Chow Sing Chi movie which is aimed more at dramatic acting that comedy!! In fact there is only one funny scene.........

The movie is about Chow, being a undercover cop and saves this criminal and befriends him to get information about gangsters. But of course, Chow grows to like this guy and is caught in the middle of performing his duties or being a good friend.

A typical movie with nothing to special about it. But the more you watch it, the more you like it

6/10


Ps look for a young Nick Chueng as a policeman


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 11/27/2001
Summary: Great non-comedy Chiau movie

UNMATCHABLE MATCH (1990) - Psycho bad guy Shing Fui On arranges a bloody diamond heist, then gets Triad Raymond Wong involved in the deal to shift them. But the deal goes sour and Wong ends up on the run from the cops and the robbers and the rest. Stephen Chiau is an undercover cop who ends up assigned to ingratiate himself with Wong and track down the missing diamonds. Eventually winning his trust, Chiau ends up in the undercover cop's usual situation, where he finds that the bad guys are perhaps not as bad as the cops he works for. Excellent movie, with great performances from Stephen Chiau and Raymond Wong. Good action scenes and good direction. Definitely not a comedy, so Chiau fans make sure you know what you're getting DVD is so-so, suffering from some lousy subtitling and audio drop outs in places.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

Ruthless gangster Shing Fui-On pulls off a daring and violentheist of diamonds and enlists the aid of longtime triad Chan Wai-Man to arrange a buyer for them. But when Shing double crosses the buyer, Chan ends up with the diamonds, wanted by both the cops and Shing. Burnt-out undercover cop Stephen Chow is given one last assignment, to get close to Chan and get information regarding the whereabouts of the diamonds. Stephen finds that Chan isn't as bad as he thought, and Chan comes to find Stephen is the only person he can trust. It's the standard setup where the undercover cop gets too close to his target, but Chan and Chow have suprisingly good chemistry, making the film very watchable. Actually, it's just nice to see Chow Wai-Man given such a meaty role, since this under-appreciated actor is too often relegated to brief character roles. Stephen is in dramatic mode here, but he still delivers his lines with the occassional comedic punch.