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Project Gutenberg (2018)

Mou seung (original title)
The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.

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Felix Chong

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Felix Chong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Painter
Aaron Kwok ... Lee Man
Jingchu Zhang ... Yuen Man
Catherine Chau ... Inspector Ho
Wenjuan Feng ... Sau Ching (as Joyce Wenjuan Feng)
David Yao-Qing Wang ... Lee Wing Chit
Kai Chi Liu ... Uncle Shing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-chi Cheung
Justin Cheung
Alex Fong ... Captain Ho
Jack Kao ... Thai General
Dmitry Mazur ... Auction Bidder
Phillip Mitchell ... Superintendent
Jakob Nagy ... (as Jason Moehring)
Carl Ng ... Lok Man
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The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Thai | Polish | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$188,116,796
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Dolby Digital | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Worth seeing
27 January 2019 | by madbird-61243See all my reviews

Hugely invested, super casting, the movie should have been a classic action film. The acting of Chow is beyond doubt fantastic. Aaron, to me, is the first movie that showcase his best actor acting skill. All his previous movie is lawyer or police officer. This role here as a villian gives him ample chance for applying his already matured acting ability. Female lead is not first line actress in television. But she is surprisingly able to carry her role quite well together with the 2 male superstar.

The plot of the movie is not in par with the super casting. The story in the first half is ok. But towards the second half the storyline is a bit loosened, losing the excitement that the first half is carrying. Scenes of killing are excessive and unnecessary. It is as if the killing scene is added only for the purpose of showing off Chow's previous hero role in movies. It is not in line with the original plot where Chow should never be caught.

Otherwise the film is on the whole above standard and worth seeing. It is my impression wherever Chow is present in movie, the movie would be biased towards showing off his hero quality. And hence the continuity of the story is destroyed ans unnecssary scenes are added. This is the cost of seeing Chow in movie.


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