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< Men From the Gutter
  • Here’s an undiscovered gem of a crime / action thriller. Ngai Kai Lam’s (Riki Oh) impressive film follows multiple characters which include two hard boiled cops, three robbers and a determined Thai killer, all related to the same case. No humour or goofing around, instead a very gritty screenplay brought to the screen in equally gritty fashion. The action consists of somewhat realistic (although some of the characters are able to take a bit more damage than believable) gunplay and street fighting, often shot with handheld cameras. Audio-visually the film is both cool and moody. The stylish soundtrack could be described as Carpenter esque. It’s also easy to see why the film won the Asia Pacific Film Festival award for best editing; some scenes, such as the armored van robbery, are brilliantly put together. --HungFist
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