Movie Review – Have a Nice Day (2017)

Have a Nice Day, 2017.

Written and Directed by Liu Jian.

Featuring the voice talents of Changlong Zhu, Siming Yang, Kai Cao, and Xiaofeng Ma.


A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draws several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.

Money makes the world go around, especially in an impoverished, dirty looking, colorless (the palette is intentionally washed out to further illustrate the desire to accumulate enough cash to escape this run-down town over to South Korea) part of China. There’s a large sum of money stolen from a powerful crime boss which sets in motion another host of dollar sign twinkle-eyed civilians and criminals joining the hunt. In that regard, Have a Nice Day (the second animated feature from writer/director Liu Jian) has fair comparisons to Quentin Tarantino, specifically his bank heist debut masterpiece Reservoir Dogs.

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