Full Time Killer

    7 September 2004, early evening

Johnie To has to be one of the best directors to come out of Hong Kong. His action films are top-notch. If you haven’t seen anything by him, you should definitely check out The Mission, Expect the Unexpected and Comeuppance. I watched Full Time Killer with Mezan yesterday afternoon. The film is about two rival professional killers, played by Andy Lau and Takashi Sorimachi. I thought the film was good, but not really exceptional. There are plenty of twists and turns throughout the film, but I don’t think the film is as good as some of To’s other work. If you are stuck for something to rent at block buster, it may be worth checking out. His other films might be harder to track down.

The Full Time Killer official web site

 

Comments

  1. It’s ‘comeuppance’ you dirty dirty boy. Johnnie To is the man.

  2. I thought it was pretty good, but I bought it at Blockbuster for $6 so my opinion might be coloured by the good deal.

  3. I liked it. I just didn’t think it was as great as his other films. I guess that might be an unfair criticism of a film.

    I thought the ending was lacking I suppose.

  4. The cast seems really awkward speaking all that English for one thing. Simon Yam’s character doesn’t make all that much sense really. It just wasn’t as good as his other stuff.

  5. People, people. Good or great, let us not forget that Johnnie To is the man.

  6. What about Wong Jing.

  7. Wong Jing did make Young and Dangerous, so I give him respect for that. But then he kept making movies—idiot!

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