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Time and Tide

  • 2000
  • Tsui Hark
  • 108 mins
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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This kinetic, hyper-stylised thriller from Tsui Hark offers both high-velocity action and well-developed characters, as a hitman and a bodyguard are connected via both their work conflicts and impending fatherhood. It touches upon similar themes to many of John Woo's Hong Kong movies and Tsui's visual orchestration is no less impressive, with wild angles, vivid colours, incredible stunt work and audacious editing techniques that give the fast-paced story a dynamic edge. Although potentially confusing at times, with jarring leaps from one plot strand to another, Tsui's sensational handling of the set pieces (in particular, a lengthy cat-and-mouse pursuit in an apartment block) makes for hypnotic viewing.

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Credits

Cast

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TylerNicholas Tse
JackWu Bai
Ah HuiCandy Lo
Uncle JiAnthony Wong (1)
MiguelJoventino Couto Remotique
Ah JoCathy Chui

Crew

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DirectorTsui Hark

Details

Languages
English | Spanish | Chinese
Guidance
Contains violence and drug abuse.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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