dir. David Wu
act. Peter Ho, Tony Leung Ka Fai
Maybe the poor quality of the screener I watched was a factor but what was up with the editing and pacing in this film? It seemed like the movie was chopped up into a million tiny pieces. There seemed to be no build up or progression in scenes as everything moved at a breakneck speed. Even in non-urgent situations the actors sounded like they were speed-reading through their dialogue. There was probably a good movie in here somewhere. Certainly some of the action is not bad but I just couldn’t enjoy this film due to what seemed to me as excessive cutting. This contradicts other reviews I’ve read where they praise the editing so maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about.