Sparrow: Directed by Johnnie To. With Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Ka Tung Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo. A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.
“u0026quot;Sparrowu0026quot; was a fairly mediocre movie by the usual Johnnie To standards. While that is said, then the movie is interesting enough, but just didnu0026#39;t manage to rise beyond mediocrity.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWith Simon Lam and Lam Ka Tung on the billed cast list, it was hard not to be thrilled about this Johnnie To movie. And while they performed quite well, they were severely limited by the storyline and script.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story is about a gang of pickpockets prowling the busy streets of Hong Kong, whom are all trailing after a mysterious and alluring woman.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI will say that the storyline was fairly shallow and limiting to the entire movie. But there were some nice moments and turns in the story along the way. But the overall result wasnu0026#39;t particularly impressive.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eVisually then u0026quot;Sparrowu0026quot; does offer some nice things and the camera-work in the movie was quite good and interesting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Sparrowu0026quot; is quite a different movie compared to the many others coming out of Hong Kong cinema, and I do enjoy Asian cinema quite a lot. And, of course, director Johnnie To canu0026#39;t be hitting gold every time he directs a movie, and u0026quot;Sparrowu0026quot; was, in my opinion, a swing and a miss.”