21 January 2013 | ebiros2
One of the best Ringo Lam directed movie
What's striking about this film is its vividness. It still looks fresh after 25 years since it was made.
For outsiders who've never lived in Hong Kong, it's not clear how much of the school system depicted in this movie is true, but it seems that shortage of good teachers are universal fact even in Hong Kong. Kids have to fend for themselves in a crappy system when they get into trouble.
The movie features the then emerging talent pool of young actors, and this is one of the best movie Fennie Yuen starred in. She carries the story convincingly, and keeps the quality of the movie high.
Late '80s was when the quality of Hong Kong cinema skyrocketed. Movies like this were the chief contributors. It's shot beautifully, and directed superbly. Story is also compelling in the way it's told.
This is one of the best movie to come out in the late '80s from Hong Kong, and is recommended for viewing.