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黃大仙烏鼠 (1995)
Die Harder

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 09/25/2003

Judging from the cover art, I thought this might be a good HK ripoff/remake of the US movie. But this is just your average mid-90's cheap Triad action/drama with little to distinguish it besides a decent performance from ultra-cute Lily Chung and a really good A Better Tomorrow 2-style mansion shootout at the end. It suffers from similar problems like films of its ilk at the time -- a plodding script, generic characters that aren't developed well, too many cliches (it's the old "undercover cop who gets in too deep" thing again) and, most of all, next to no budget. The movie is so cheap that you can obviously tell some scenes were shot day-for-night (one case in particular: during a nighttime scene, daylight can clearly be seen through the blinds of a room). If you want to see a good HK ripoff of Die Hard, check out Wong Jing's High Risk instead. Save this movie for a day when don't have anything better to do and you've exhausted the supply at your local video store.

Reviewed by: pablo
Date: 12/09/1999

After corrupt police officer Fu escapes to mainland China, officerSonia Chan (whose husband may or may not have been killed by Fu) defies her boss' orders and goes after him. The mainland cops first resent her interference, but they eventually cooperate. Even Ray Lui movies using this formula are better than this production.

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Tough, ultra-cheapo girls'n'guns crime thriller about a scar-faced cop who escapes to mainland China, assumes a fake identity, and continues his illegal activities using a karaoke bar as a front. But a police gal from HK wants vengeance for his having killed her husband, so she knits a web of deception that the local crime networks can't resist. At one point, a bunch of cops and bad guys exchange pistol and machine gun fire at point blank range for nearly a minute, and nobody drops. Two PRC spitfires (and of course the cute lead) make for nearly all the fun.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3