Running Out Of Time details
|Starring:||Andy Lau, Wai Ai, Suet Lam, Lau Ching-Wan, Shiu Hung Hui|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama - Crime, World Cinema - Chinese|
Running Out Of Time
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Jan 2007|
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But what a way to go...By adiw from Leicestershire , 23 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Andy Lau. Rooftop. Infernal Affairs anyone? Andy Lau is as impressive as ever as the so called villain of the piece. Lau Ching Wan injects confidence and humanity in to an equally impressive performance which makes both hero and villain a character worth rooting for.
Directed by Johnnie To, something of a master craftsman in his homeland (Running on Karma and the quirky Needing You which both star Any Lau are two of my favourites) directs with unquestionable flair and creativity. A threesome then more than capable of keeping you entertained until the early hours.
The relationship between cat and mouse and mouse and cat hots up in the second act as our two leads struggle to maintain control over the esculating drama. A powerful musical score doesn't hurt much either. Think Jerry Bruckheimer, that kind of thing.
There's more than enough good stuff here. Andy Lau's imminent death adds an emotional weight to proceedings which tips the balance on what could have been another routine police drama. But the relationship between the two leads is always enjoyable and there's even enough time for a romantic sub plot. Oh and if Andy Lau in drag is your thing then i guess we got that covered too.
Infernal affairs may well be the better picture but this latest Andy Lau offering certainly gives it a run for its money.
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It ran out of time for meBy papatez (293 reviews) from folkestone , 05 May 2013It just seemed to be going nowhere - slowly - and I couldn't fathom out what the plot was meant to be. Was the crass incompetence of the chief inspector meant to be a comedic sub-plot or part of the so-called 'action packed' movie? I gave up after 30 minutes and hit the eject button.
interestingBy a customer from London , 15 Feb 2009A good pairing of the two leads, they complement each other very well.
cat & mouse thrillerBy a customer from London , 01 Feb 2009if you love Johnny To & andy lau movies you will like this. great cat & mouse thriller.
And out of thrills...By Bribaba (146 reviews) from London , 01 Aug 2008A rather lacklustre comedy/thriller from Johnnie To that delivers neither laughs nor thrills, at least not in sufficient quantity to sustain interest. The main characters are seriously under-developed, so their motivations are never clear.
The Andy Lau character: we are told that he has only five days to live so his actions in his time left on earth make a certain kind of sense, though not you apply any kind of logic. But then I guess that's the key to enjoying the film: don't.
I wish it had more timeBy IainB (7 reviews) from Reading , 28 Apr 2006Running Out Of Time is a very entertaining action comedy.
Andy Lau and company put on a very good show and while the action may be a bit spaced out in places, the chemistry between the cast helps the film stay on course.
Especially the amusing conflict between the hero and his always confusted boss.
This is a must rental for everyone who loves a good asian action comedy.