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Bullets Over Summer (Baau lit ying ging) (1999)

  Directed by: Wilson Yip
Written by: Ben Cheung, Matt Chow, Wilson Yip
Starring: Louis Koo, Francis Ng
Links: Bullets Over Summer on the IMDb, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 8.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"Police stakeout with grandma" - a review by timchuma

Mike and Brian are partners in the Hong Kong police, Mike is the serious one and Brian is the one always getting into trouble and chasing after women.

When they are assigned to do surveillance on a man suspected of supplying weapons to some very dangerous criminals (the Milkshake Man and his cronies (see the film)), Brian takes advantage of an old woman taking her garbage out and barges into her apartment.

Grandma (we never learn her name), is upset at first, but soon starts saying that Mike and Brian are her grandchildren and asking them about their father.

While Brian is continuing his surveillance on the balcony, he receives a call from a young woman on the street who he asks to come up, she then promptly falls asleep on the sofa and he gets all excited, realising what he wants to do. Mike sends him out to get a condom and then tells the girl to get out of the apartment...

The film continues from here, but I won't spoil it for you. Mark was worried that we'd all 'want our money back' and try to get it off him, but I don't think there was any danger of that.

Some people would reckon that this movie doesn't 'go anywhere' as there is not a great deal of action for the most part, but I believe that it is this way so that you concentrate on the characters and their relationships within a confined space (it was similar to a prison movie in this respect).

Special mention must go to the performance of 'Grandma' as she has some of the best lines and is probably the funniest character in the entire film.

I would recommend this film to someone who likes films with a romantic storyline, with a bit of action and drama thrown in.

timchuma gives this movie 8 out of 10.
Review created on Fri 17 Sep 2004

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  1. offence but u make a bad summary....

    A comment from unknown on Sat 31 Dec 2005 13:26 #

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