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The Longest Nite

Released Oct 31, 2000 1h 23m Crime Drama List
Reviews 82% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Intent upon clearing undesirables out of Hong Kong, a policeman (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) pins a murder on an innocent man (Lau Ching Wan). Read More Read Less

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Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse In that setting of many plot twists and unlikely intentions, the main element of the narrative is the antagonism between Sam and Tony about who has the upper hand, who will frame the other, and in essence, who will be the most violent and the coolest. Jul 25, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 12, 2005 Full Review Andy Klein New Times Visually stylish and has, in Leung and Lau, two extraordinarily charismatic stars. Jun 13, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Captivating, with a very well interwoven story narrative. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A tricky plot and negative but fascinating character, lead us trough an exciting noir Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member The second half of the 90s are utterly devoid of oldstyle kungfu slapstick or traditional fantasy, and chalk full of something new to the chinese - slow boil crime without the melodrama. No action, no concern for fun, nor intelligence, just "90s cool-factor". <br /><br />Why do so many of these movies get made? I don't get it. Triad movies are so boring. My guess is they appeal to impressionable teens who dream of growing up to be a gangster. They're also easy to dump out, like diarrhea. Any up-and-coming director can shit out movies like "The Longest Nite". <br /><br />This one is just like all the others - the dark humor is not just unfunny but vile, the characters aren't very interesting.... it's just a lot of nothing happening, the runtime filled out with lots and lots of montages, cityscape shots, driving shots, violence, typical criminal blather, actors trying to look tough/cool. At least at the end of the 80s there was cheezy fun involved instead of the whole 90's Tarantino-meets-Wong Kar Wai thing going on in every Triad picture. I'm so glad Infernal Affairs would soon come out and reset the standard to something requiring effort and talent, which would lead to movies such as Colour of the Truth and Jiang Hu -- even the weaker of crime movies of the 2000s utterly destroy these 90s ones.<br /><br />And for God's sake it's 1998, can we record the on-location audio yet? No? Still dubbing in the year 1998? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Cupo e violento, ma anche terribilmente confuso e difficile da seguire Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Macau Vice. You can call it an extreme gruesome version of Face Off (better, Head Off), or a dark humoured retake of Heat. But more than those, it's a flick playing smart mixing glamourous and unglamorous, the style of neon-light thriller with the less pleasant facets of Triads misfacts, in a unique manner unseen till the recent Drive (which is, by the way, strangely reminiscent of this). Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member After the characters are introduced and the plot begins to unravel, this would seem to be an excellent and twisty crime thriller. It does have its moments of cool, but ultimately a disappointing climax seems to hurt the overall product. If maybe the script were tighter at the end than maybe it would have turned out a bit better than expected. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Intent upon clearing undesirables out of Hong Kong, a policeman (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) pins a murder on an innocent man (Lau Ching Wan).
Director
Nai-Hoi Yau
Producer
Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Screenwriter
Nai-Hoi Yau, Kam-Yuen Szeto
Production Co
Milky Way Image Company
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
Chinese
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 31, 2000, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 16, 2016
Runtime
1h 23m