A good Chinese Thriller, worth seeing,
This review is from: Nightfall (DVD)
This was a competent production with great acting by Simon Yam and Nick Cheung. The women in this film were just adequate in their performance. The cinematography had a few great moments and images and tried hard to keep the action "moving."
There was a complex story which could have been unraveled better than it was; I thought this work deserved better direction and editing. It needed to go a shred faster, and a bad habit developed of dropping Afterthoughts (explanations) sloppily, where I thought they would have been better served as action in proper sequence. I did think the plot had a couple of stunner points but they did not serve to shock or shake me. I felt that I should have teared up at the end but there was nothing to make me. The dialogue was very good.
All in all, this is a good movie. Not "riveting," but the two male leads are quite electric to watch, especially the controlled power of Simon Yam. Nick Cheung has a more difficult role because he is tasked with a more complex character than Lam.