11 July 2000 | wood_bee
Confusing but fun, with great action sequences.
Confusing plot with some moments of very dark drama and some of high farce. Charles Heung displays more humour than his ultra-cool bodyguard (Mr Dragon) from Wong Jing's "God of Gamblers" series would lead one to expect; here he's saddled with an ambitious wife and a career that's going nowhere. Leslie Cheung looks embarrassed at having to play a rebellious teen but he gives it his best shot - and he's always good to watch. The action sequences are excellent, with a street fight between rival gangs of cops the highlight. Meticulous period detail - although the cars look too precious to take such risks with! - and on the whole a great addition to any collection of classic Hong Kong movies.