Time And Tide 2000 R

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Hong Kong, present day. A streetwise young man becomes a bodyguard to score quick cash. Although the two men find themselves working together to foil an assassination attempt, their partnership is short-lived: gradually, they've been propelled toward the opposite sides of a deadly confrontation.

Starring:
Francis Pardeilhan, Nicholas Tse
Runtime:
1 hour 54 minutes

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Time And Tide

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Genres Drama, Thriller, International, Action
Director Hark Tsui
Starring Francis Pardeilhan, Nicholas Tse
Supporting actors Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Jun Kung, Arsenio Bhoy Agpoon, Albert, Tsu Chun Bon, Angelo Carmones, William Chan, Hung On Cheung, Charles Fok, Jack Kao, Kenji, Leung Tal Keung, Roderik Lam, Joe Li, Robert Miller, Fu Yeuk Pang
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
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In fact, this is really not a mainstream film in any way.
Garvinstomp
This movie has a script, but you will have to watch it twice before understanding why things happened.
"xpopride123_99"
The best shootout is a fight in a big appartment Block where they actually fight BETWEEN the houses!
Timothee Choe

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Timothee Choe on July 2, 2001
Format: DVD
Wow~~ I waited for this movie soooo long and finally was still amazed by it! Tsui Hark really proved with this that he really is one of the greatest Filmmakers alive! Those of you disappointed with his Hollywood Films should watch this :)
The movie features interesting characters (from the leads Nic Tse and Wu Bai over people like their girlfriends and Anthony Wong to "The Angels"). You really get some kind of attached to them and the film does not get boring when there is no action scene. Also the cinematogrophy and overall camera techniques are superb. You can see that Tsui Hark really tries new things and tries to improve. Something John Woo should do too!
The Story may seem to be a little bit loose, but the part that is most important of this movie ist the Action! Hung Yan Yan (aka Xiong Xin Xin) does a hell of a job with his action choreography that is really creative and superb! It's a pity that he didn't get the HK Award for the Best Action Design (it went to Crouching Tiger, which is ok, though I think Time And Tide would have really earned it, because it delivers a new style and is inspirative!). You may know Hung Yan Yan as the "Tattowated" from The Blade or as "Club Foot" from OUATIC3. But what is important here, is that he kicks ass!
The best shootout is a fight in a big appartment Block where they actually fight BETWEEN the houses! That fight is larger than life!! And also the "in-house-fighting" in this scene is supreme. Wu Bai is sooo cool! =)
To summ everything up in some sentences: This movie rockz and the action can easily keep up with "John Woo Action" from HK. The story itself is interesting too and gives an good conclusion. The Cinematogrophy and camera angles are also one reason one should see this movie!
Simply: A MUST SEE EVENT!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alex Kalb on August 7, 2001
Format: DVD
Alright, this is not for movie goers that are big on plot and character. Still, for people that are looking for a great action movie, this is the place to look. It always amazes me when Hollywood imports directors and they make terrible movies here (see: John Woo, Tsui Hark, etc) and still manage to make excellent movies in their native countries. Time and Tide is an excellent example of this, it is stylish, well paced, and easy to watch. The plot surrounds a bartender who gets an undercover lesbian cop pregnant during a one night stand. Nine months later, she's expecting and he's become a bodyguard to try and raise money for her and his child, even though she wants nothing to do with him. Also in appearance is a mercenary friend of his and his pregnant girlfriend. The plot from here on out is sketchy at best, but you never care. The movie moves forward with such drive and intensity, that you never stop to think about the details. The DVD presentation is crisp and clear, with amazing sound and visuals which really do justice to the use of color. Tsui Hark's eye is flawless and old-school action fans will appreciate the spare use of camera tricks and CGI which really allow the action to be seen (and you have to wonder in awe at many of the stunts that these guys actually do instead of thinking, "wow, that's some great special effects). The DVD is sparse on extras, but it does include an interesting commentary by the director. Still, the movie is reason enough to purchase this flick. Definitely, HK action movie fans and US movie fans that are tired of the barrage of expensive special effects in place of real creativity will love this movie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Adam Rakunas on November 5, 2001
Format: DVD
...I roared at the tops of my lungs after seeing this movie. Holy Good Gravy, but this was the Platonic Ideal of Action Movies: insane stunts, funny and heartfelt characters, and bullets. Lots and lots of bullets. Tsui Hark is, as the kids today would call him, The Man.
The plot, like any good HK thriller, is only there to service the action, and, boy howdy, there's plenty. Hand-to-hand fights, chases through Kowloon's labyrinthine slums, backwards car chases, and gun fights in places that won't exactly spoil it if I tell you but you'll just have to rent it anyway. Yes, the dubbing and subbing is odd; things in English that may sound cool to someone speaking Cantonese will make no sense to any of the English-native speakers. I'm sure the Spanish is just as munged up. But you know what? Who cares? You see these flicks to get blown away, not to contemplate the existential crises. Rent and watch. And don't drink the entire bar. That's bad.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Senn on July 22, 2005
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Im making this short the action in this movie is amazing.

The characters can get confusing if u are not paying attention. Infact theres almost no need to pay attention to the drama parts of the plot since its pointless in this film

What sets this movie above all the rest in action is the way the people move. run shoot, jump, slide, shoot, jump out a 10 story window, rappel, shoot, then flip all in about 10 seconds.

Its just so amazing watching these gunmen perform. If u like action get this for sure.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 16, 2001
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Tsui Hark is without question the most creative director/producer ever to come out of Hong Kong. There are others who may offer more "art" or more interesting character studies, or even more hyperkinetic action, but Tsui Hark just keeps on coming up with new ways of depicting action, and "Time and Tide" definitely continues the tradition. Unlike many of his other works, though, this film actually has a really good (and coherent!) storyline.
"Time and Tide" shows that Tsui Hark is capable of being serious about his characters without compromising the slick visuals that are his trademark. The main character is far more introspective than usual for such a serious action film, and Tsui uses fast cuts, split screens, and other visually interesting techniques to depict the more prosaic scenes just as effectively as he uses them in the action scenes.
This is one of those rare films that worked for me both as a hardcore action film and as a story about interesting people. It definitely goes on my list right next to "La Femme Nikita", "The Professional" and "The Killer".
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