Fatal Move details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Simon Yam, Niu Tien, Danny Lee, Jacky Wu, Siu-Fai Cheung, Maggie Siu|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, World Cinema|
|Original title||Duo Shuai|
|1hr 51 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
For a triad film it was better than others!By a customer from Paisley , 19 Nov 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]I'm not usually a big fan of triad films but i have seen quite a few since my bf is into them.
I quite enjoyed this one but there are some gruesome deaths in it (some are pretty fake looking).
I got the whole storyline and enjoyed it however im still a bit confused with the end! Still don't really knw who the killer is... lol maybe its just me.
But if your into triad films then this is not that bad.
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A pleasing filmBy a customer , 04 Oct 2013Having watched the infernal affairs films, thought that this may be more of the same but, while different,it is very watchable with believable charachters and plot line. A bit too CGI for more stars and very Cantonese but overall a pleasing film
too much like hard work :(By IsshinKurosaki (50 reviews) , 12 Sep 2013frankly baffling overcomplicated story with a weird ending which left me non the wiser........ok background telly with a few good fights.
Fatal MoveBy a customer , 13 May 2012Not a bad film but I expected more kung fu action other that that it was a good story and interesting viewing.
Fatal move...but a confused movieBy Lawlesszero (3 reviews) from Brighton , 13 Apr 2012I had high expectations from this movie, having watched the trailer: Triads, Sammo and epic car chases/crashes etc. Ticks a lot of boxes for a lover of Eastern action cinema (think A Better Tomorrow etc). However, whilst there were some well coreographed moments, it felt that the movie never really came into its own.
The plot, revolving around the kidnapping, felt very half realised, with little story to really fill out the plot on either side of this event. True, you do get a classic few moments following along Hong Kong cinema 'brother' moments, which are well acted and add flavour to the Triad bosses portrayed(Sammo and Simon Yam recalling their childhood lives). Still, there was only under developed police/triad/opposing gang friction and confrontations in my opinion. Even the action scene in the police station did not really add that much significant content to the narrative.
The still shown above (if you are reading this from the title page) illustrates the whole disjointed aspect of the film. Sammo seen in a traditional kung fu moment. This whole fight makes little sense and is tagged onto the film's climax with no real purpose. As a gang drama, the title would have faired better by easing back on the martial arts/big action scenes. A shame as you can tell that Sammo has developed his acting over the years and makes a valid attempt to bring these skills into play.
Overall, I rated this 2. 5. There are some well acted moments, but the title suffers from trying to be too many things at once (king fu, action, triad, drama, thriller, soap opera!) and would have benefitted by focusing on the drama. The script clearly is based around this genre and it seems that the film was produced to satisfy too broad reaching criteria and provide trailer moments to sell tickets.
Not the worst HK flick I have seen, but far from the best.
Great action scenes with loads of violence that never seems to ease off,By MovieRamble (27 reviews) , 10 Jul 2011Dennis Law, the Hong Kong filmmaker and not the Manchester United footballer, produced two of Johnnie Tos best Hong Kong gangster movies Election (2006) and Election 2 (2007) the yardstick for Asian gangster films. Law followed these with Fatal Move, which he wrote, produced and directed. It stars Sammo Hung (Enter the Dragon 1973) and Simon Yam (Naked Killer 1992, Fulltime Killer 2001, Election 1 and 2 and Vengeance 2009) and was filmed on location in Hong Kong in 2008. It focuses on a Triad gang led by brothers Lin Ho-Lung and Lin Ho-Tung (Hung and Yam) that faces a series of double crossings and violent misfortunes. Its one of those movies your not always sure whos on whos side? Great action scenes with loads of violence that never seems to ease off, but if Im truthful a little too long at close on two hours.