Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Oct 17, 2013
    50
    It’s clear To is striving to keep the action gripping and creative. Modestly inspired is more like it.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Jul 27, 2013
    2
    I really don't understand the wildly positive reviews this is getting. It's a basic police procedural. A drug dealer gets busted and agrees toI really don't understand the wildly positive reviews this is getting. It's a basic police procedural. A drug dealer gets busted and agrees to cooperate with the police, but his allegiances remain unclear until the final third of the film. You can guess where this one's going. The last 15 minutes are full of over the top John Woo-style gun violence, but it's nothing worth sitting through the rest of the movie to see, especially since the film gives you absolutely no reason to care whether any of the characters live or die. Don't bother with this garbage. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2015
    0
    Really 86 for this crap? First of all, Cantanese and Mandarin are two mutually unintelligible languages, as a Chinese, it is utterlyReally 86 for this crap? First of all, Cantanese and Mandarin are two mutually unintelligible languages, as a Chinese, it is utterly ridiculous that characters can talk to each other in two cantanese and mandarin, and it's annoying for as audience.

    Utter crap.
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  3. Jul 19, 2014
    9
    Really big surprise, I expected a film full of actions (and with scenes of kung fu) but it have a really a good trama, good actors, and theReally big surprise, I expected a film full of actions (and with scenes of kung fu) but it have a really a good trama, good actors, and the end was really good and amazing. Full Review »