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Story was well written.
This is less action/thrills oriented than Infernal Affairs (which it is sometimes compared to), but I think Election is a much better film.
This is the first movie I watch by this Hong Kong director, and I liked it well enough to know I will try to find out more about his work.
If your looking for an "action" film with lots of knives, guns and blood, this is not it. Killings are kept to the minimum necessary to move the plot along. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by B Icenbice
DVD is just as described and arrived very quickly. Seems to be new with no damage or wear. Good job.Published on January 25, 2013 by James H. Kwon
Just watched this for the first time last night and feel compelled to write a quick review countering one of the more negative reviews on Amazon:
1) a LOT of things happen in... Read more
I am a fan of Johnnie To but this is my least favorite film of his I have seen so far. Nothing happens and this is about as boring as a movie could be. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by Travis
The Wo Shing triad is the oldest and most powerful gang in Hong Kong; they are also unique in their time-honored tradition of holding democratic elections among the various leaders... Read morePublished on August 5, 2009 by Nathan Andersen
Man...this one gave me goose bumps. The story alone was enough to rattle my cage. But the most haunting element of this crime drama is the mood. Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by Ghost in the Matrix
Despite a tight narrative, Johnnie To's Election feels at times like it was once a longer picture, with many characters and plot strands abandoned or ultimately unresolved. Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by Trevor Willsmer
If you can find the two-disc special edition from HK, that is your best bet.
Let me start out by saying that I really didn't know what to expect going in to this one. Read more
I find these movies (this one and even more so the sequal) to be worth several times through. The thing is that the drama creates just the right tension, and then that is is... Read morePublished on May 24, 2008 by R9