Saturday, 14 December 2013

Movie Review: The White Storm (掃毒)

 The White Storm (掃毒) is an entertaining action drama thriller with strong performances delivered by their three leads (Sean Lau, Louis Koo and Nick Cheung) but greatly suffers due to its over-the-top, excessive action scenes. The film focuses on the brotherhood relationship of three childhood friends who join the police force they bond, turn against each other and finally reconcile in the end.
Some of the key scenes involving the lead actors were mostly emotionally intense, heartfelt and well-acted, especially when Nick confronts Sean and Louis about their decisions, Sean was forced to make a difficult choice. Among the trio, Nick managed to surprise everyone and deliver his career-defining performance once again after Unbeatable (激战).
However, the script for the film is quite messy, the plot development is at times ridiculous and it fails to provide a credible narrative for the film. The occasional humour presented in the film were mostly out of place due to the seriousness of the situation at that particular moment. Worst, the death and eventual return of a key character at the halfway mark of the film is not convincing or believable at all. The climactic showdown near the end of the film is found to be too ambitious, excessive and unnecessary.

It's a huge letdown to see such a promising film fails to be as compelling as it should be despite its gathering of the best acting talents available in Hong Kong now.

Rating: 7/10

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1 comment:

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