Election

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    Johnny To is considered one of the best action filmmakers in Hong Kong, and in this smart, stylized gangland thriller (2005) he looks at the messy inner workings of a triad.
  2. 80
    By the end, Mr. To has proven himself to be a genre hack of uncommon intelligence and soul: a first-rate entertainer who can thrill you into thinking.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    Mostly Election tracks the shifting of power among men for whom power is all that matters, no matter how much lip service they pay to loyalty. The final sequence is a shocker but it's also completely logical.
  4. 75
    A poignant moment occurs in Election when a young boy sees his father brutally beat another mobster to death.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Some general viewers may feel let down by the relatively scant action.
  6. A repellent movie filled with gratuitous violence, Election is bound to find an appreciative audience among those who like their cinematic criminals noisy, stupid and deadly.
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  1. Apr 30, 2012
    6
    This Hong-Kong crime thriller production has a lot to recommend; good pace, genuine thrills and some of the most realistic and visceralThis Hong-Kong crime thriller production has a lot to recommend; good pace, genuine thrills and some of the most realistic and visceral violence outside of a Scorcese flick. Not a lot of complexity, but it feels authentic and real. A good engaging watch Expand

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