Dai sau cha ji lui (2008)

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Dai sau cha ji lui: Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak. With Sammi Cheng, Eason Chan, Guoli Zhang, Yong Dong. A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

“First of all I must say that the movieu0026#39;s English title, which is u0026quot;Lady Cop u0026amp; Papa Crooku0026quot; was a mystery to me, because it made zero sense. And letu0026#39;s just be honest, it wasnu0026#39;t really an enticing movie title now, was it?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut still, this being a Hong Kong movie, of course I would take the time to sit down and watch it. And also so because the movie had the likes of Sammi Cheng and Eason Chan on the cast list – huge names back in the day, especially if you are familiar with the Hong Kong cinema and music scene. It was, however, very nice to see the talented Chapman To make an appearance, despite being a mere supportive role.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs it turns out then writers Alan Mak and Felix Chong came up with a storyline was that adequately enjoyable. It wasnu0026#39;t outstanding or particularly memorable, but it was sufficient for a single viewing. The movie wasnu0026#39;t great, but it was adequately watchable.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFor me, the storyline was just too mainstream and generic. It offered very little that hadnu0026#39;t already been seen in other movies, and it just felt like directors Felix Chong and Alan Mak were running on auto-pilot.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere were some fun enough moments scattered throughout the course of the movie, but as a whole, then u0026quot;Lady Cop u0026amp; Papa Crooku0026quot; (aka u0026quot;Dai sau cha ji luiu0026quot;) just didnu0026#39;t deliver where it mattered.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy rating for this 2008 movie lands on a mediocre five out of ten stars. It is by no means a bright star in the history of Hong Kong cinema, nor is it part of its darkest moments either. If you are new to the Hong Kong cinema, a movie such as u0026quot;Lady Cop u0026amp; Papa Crooku0026quot; would suffice.”


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