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      Life Without Principle

      2011 1h 47m Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller Action List
      Reviews 69% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A criminal, a bank officer and a cop are forced to abandon their morals and principles to solve their financial problems. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tom Russo Boston Globe [To] wants to get us thinking about morality, and our survival instinct, and what's really important in life - conversation starters with value the world over. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 15, 2012 Full Review Brett Michel Boston Phoenix You might be surprised at who bends, breaks, or in some cases upholds morals in this dramatic comedy of human greed. Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 14, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      mark c Rewatched this movies in 2020. Still love this black comedy of a gem. Another classic Johnnie To. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review camille l Remarquable suspense sans renforts des gunfights que Johnnie To semble tant affectionner, La vie sans principe est un des films dont on devrait beaucoup plus parler quand on discute de la filmographie de Johnnie To. Construit sur une structure admirable où l'on semble se trouver dans un film à sketches avant que tout se recoupe dans un acte final d'une force incroyable, La vie sans principe est porté par deux acteurs formidables, Denise Ho et Philip Keung et une galerie de seconds rôles encore une fois parfaite, comme d'habitude chez Johnnie To. Les 10 dernières minutes sont tout bonnement exceptionnelles. Dommage que l'arc avec Richie Ren soit beaucoup moins intéressant. A voir. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Alrightee, although expecting something a little bit deeper. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Johnnie To tries to go deep, and ends up rather muddled actually. The only thread that really works here follows (the always watchable) Ching Wan Lau's loyal gangster on a tragicomic journey through the stock market. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a deep movie and at the same time slow and boring! Not sure of the 1.5 hour of slow story telling and semi decent acting was enough for the ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A film that would make Robert Altman proud! With the confidence and patience that only a true master would have, the great Johnnie To takes his time to set up the labyrinth of a plot featuring a number of loosely connected characters, and tells a story that is as much about money and greed as it is about decisions, consequences and karma. Not to be missed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A criminal, a bank officer and a cop are forced to abandon their morals and principles to solve their financial problems.
      Director
      Johnnie To
      Producer
      Johnnie To
      Screenwriter
      Nai-Hoi Yau, Tin-Shing Yip, Ka-kit Cheung
      Production Co
      Milky Way Image
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Action
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 47m
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