Colour Of The Truth details
|Starring:||Jordan Chan, Ho-Yin Wong, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang|
|Directors:||Marco Mak, Jing Wong|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema - African|
Colour Of The Truth
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Jan 2004|
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Made a mistake!By Geraldine Grant from Byfleet, England , 11 Sep 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Hit the wrong button on the computer and only gave this one star, but it's a 4-star movie. Doh!!!
Intelligent and thoughtful cop drama that looks at first as if it's going to fall into all the old cliches, but doesn't.
A very human film.
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Quite good actually...By a customer from moseley , 29 Jul 2009I was not expecting much from this movie but was pleasantly surprised...yes it does have a resounce of infernal affairs and the fact that quite a few actors from that film appear in this movie contributes to that feel. recommended.
Surprisingly goodBy a customer from Edinburgh , 12 Jul 2009A surprisingly good, action-packed movie.
Well worth a look
Good but predictableBy a customer from Farnborough , 20 Apr 2008I like it although the story is so simple and easy to predict the ending
Solid Hong Kong thrillerBy Gestalt (36 reviews) from Guildford , 11 Jun 2007
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideDon't let the fact that this film is co-directed by Wong Jing put you off - Colour Of The Truth is no Infernal Affairs, but it's still a stylish and entertaining cops and gangsters thriller with a great ensemble cast.
The film starts on fine form with a three-way rooftop face off between three of Hong Kong's finest - Anthony Wong, Lau Ching Wan and Francis Ng - which sadly ends with two of them dead before the end of the first reel. But did the survivor kill them both, and if so was his buddy's death in the shoot-out an accident or a cold-blooded act to further his own career? That's what Raymond Wong has to figure out ten years later, when he finds himself working for the cop accused of killing his father.
It could all so easily have descended into tiresome melodrama at this point, but instead you get a smart thriller with plenty of twists and turns as Raymond's character decides whether to avenge his father's death while helping his boss track down a missing cocaine shipment and nail a supposedly retired gangster (is there any such thing?) played by Patrick Tse.
There are plenty of surprises along the way, so I won't say anymore to avoid spoiling anything for you. But suffice to say nothing is quite what it seems, and most of the characters are hiding something.
All in all it's a good solid Hong Kong thriller that'll keep you guessing most of the way.
Not badBy a customer from Wycombe , 04 Jun 2007Not as tense as I'd hoped, but still enjoyed it. Had some entertaining moments. Love the fact that in the time it takes for Anthony Wong's colleague to die and his son to grow up; Anthony Wong's character changes not at all!! Not even the odd grey hair, change in clothing style... Nada!