Sunday, February 6, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #173

Movie: Mou gaan dou (or) Infernal Affairs (Cantonese, 2002)

Plot: Two police recruits take different routes from their police training academy. One is an undercover cop who goes to work with a gangster & the other joins the police force as a mole for the gangster. The chase for one another by one another & who eventually wins the battle are what the film is all about.

  • Alan Mak, Wai-keung Lau - the writer director duo deserve great praise for this classy police film. Scorsese's remake of this classic - The Departed, unjustly, fetched him an Oscar! It is fair enough to consider the overlooking of Shutter Island for nominations as delayed justice.
  • The man who plays the undercover cop Yan - He commands respect & is supported well by the mole officer.
  • The best of the best scenes in the film are - phone trace during the first goods exchange, the gangster trap scene, the scene of the death of the senior officer, the touching climax.
Police story-telling at its very best; A must-watch!

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