wͩR (1994)
Doug's Choice

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 12/18/2002
Summary: Limp

I know a few people who detest Michael Chow, and this film is a good one to confirm that point of view. I happen to think Mike is a very likeable actor, but this role doesn't suit him. Being a viewpoint character who talks to the camera simply doesn't work. The events in this film either don't hold interest or turn you off (for instance, a long series of scenes whose main feature is Mike vomiting. Yuk !).

There are some enjoyable moments provided by the support cast, including the always-welcome Yip Wing Cho and Si Gai Keung. But not enough to make it worth watching.

Reviewer Score: 3

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/21/1999

A man wants to become a duck? This is Doug's dream. You'rewondering why a duck. "Duck" is the Chinese synonym for "Gigolo". Now you're wondering why a gigolo. That's for you to find out.

[Reviewed by Tai Seng Catalog]

Reviewed by: pablo
Date: 12/09/1999

Slacker Douglas Ng decides to become a gigolo to make money in order to impress grade school sweetheart Joanne, now a currency speculator. Some interesting set shots, and a promising performance by Michael, but doesn't quite deliver. I might have enjoyed this movie a little more had I understood the puns being tossed about.