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Bullets Over Summer

1999 1h 32m Action Crime Drama List
Reviews 77% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A veteran police officer (Francis Ng) and his skirt-chasing partner (Louis Koo) use a lonely old woman's (Helena Lo) apartment for a stakeout. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member I have no idea why it took me so long to discover this little gem of a movie. Pretty much every scene from beggining to end has its own whimsical charm. I appreciate how it starts out already disguised as a buddy cop drama, then turns into a relationship comedy, then turns into a melodrama-tragedy. I appreciate how each character are subtly introduced and don't have to be explicitly explained. They come and go just by happenstance, but once they are together, you can't help but care for them. That said, the filmmakers may have have bit off more than it could chew. about 2/3 into the movie, I felt that it kinda 'jumped the shark', if it had sustained its tempo and story arch from the beginning without succumbing to its melodramatic end... it would have made for a better movie. That said, I appreciate its experimental quality and rather refreshing character driven stuff. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Offbeat crime comedy with a (this time unexpected) bitter turn in the end. Really funny and tender, a winning mix of action and slice of lofe humour (think the opposite of Kindergarten Cop). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member besides having a wierd title that has nothing 2 do with the movie and the kitschist music makes this campy fun. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member An overlooked, nicely done Hong Kong cop offbeat drama. Recommended. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Really off-the-wall, almost parody-esque Wilson Yip film that is either phenomenal or terrible. I really can't tell. It could have been so much more. Still, Francis Ng and Louis Koo put in some amazing performances, and there's always visual genius going on with Yip at the helm. (Well, there WAS. Before all that Ip Man patriotic bullshit and all those films starring the awful, awful Donnie Yen.) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Sorta stylish. Lan Law grabbed herself the best actress in a leading role by this film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A veteran police officer (Francis Ng) and his skirt-chasing partner (Louis Koo) use a lonely old woman's (Helena Lo) apartment for a stakeout.
Director
Wilson Yip
Screenwriter
Ben Cheung, Matt Chow, Wilson Yip
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama
Original Language
Chinese
Release Date (DVD)
Dec 5, 2000
Runtime
1h 32m