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Also, in the realm of Chinese modern urban violence drama, masterpieces like Election+Triad Election, Infernal Affairs 1&2, Kill Zone, Dog Bite Dog, etc. set a very high standard of excellence. Tuff acts to follow.
After a bust, Sgt. Tong (Nicholas Tse) is a cop who takes his job very seriously. He overreacts when things don't exactly go as planned. Tong and his partner Sun, stumble upon a escaped felon, an evil doer named Cheung (Keung Ho-Man) and engages in a car chase, which ends with a real bad accident. During the attempted escape, Tong accidentally kills the child of Ann Gao (Zhang Jingchu), a divorced mom of twins and the appointed prosecutor who had been assigned Cheung's murder case. Fast forward to three months after, and Cheung awakens from a coma. Ann Gao is still assigned Cheung's case, and Tong, wracked with guilt had formed a friendship with Ann's other daughter, Ling (Wong Suet Yin). However, Ling is dragged into trouble as a mysterious man named Hung (Nick Cheung) is hired to kidnap her. The demands are simple, Ann must lose valuable evidence for her daughter to live. Now, in a race against time, Tong, aided by his friend Sun must find Ling--as an act of redemption.
"Beast Stalker" is pretty much a conventional crime thriller, and is essentially a simple cat-and-mouse thrill ride. The characters are pretty much average and may be seen as mere extensions of essential ones that have plagued this genre for many years.Read more ›
"Beast Stalker" is a crime thriller Quentin Tarantino would admire for its narrative skills and complex characters. The contrived story is often melodramatic with several coincidences, and the plot is not entirely free from clichéd moments, but the film remains absorbing throughout thanks to the strong acting from the three leads Nicholas Tse, Kai Chi Liu and Nick Cheung, and the impressive on-location photography of the streets and alleys of Hong Kong.
Like many crime thrillers centering on troubled characters, the theme of guilt and redemption runs through "Beast Stalker." Those who prefer shoot-outs and car chases may not like the film's dramatic part, which I for one found more interesting than the action sequences. That doesn't mean "Beast Stalker" lacks action. The close combat sequences are powerful and realistic, and there is one great car crash scene that will play an important role in the story.
"Beast Stalker" is an above average crime thriller from Dante Lam, who went on to make another well-made thriller "The Stool Pigeon" starring Nicholas Tse and Nick Cheung again.
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This movie is playable only in your computer, it originates in England, region 3. wrong region we are region one / NTSC OK.!Published 16 months ago by Unhappy fellow
This is one solid thriller! I enjoyed every moment of the thrill ride! I couldn't believe that I cried towards the ending! Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by P.W