PTU

PTU

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Name: PTU
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars: Johnnie To
Country: Hong Kong
Language: CantoneseEnglish
Year: 2003
Time: 88 min
IMDb: 6.9/10

Storyline

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague’s missing gun.
Plot Keywords: one-night / police-shootout / female-gunfighter / interrogation / shootout
Taglines: Into the Perilous Night…
Certificate: Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:NC-16 | United Kingdom:15 | United States:R
Cast: Simon Yam , Maggie Siu , Suet Lam , Ruby Wong , Raymond Ho-Yin Wong , Eddy Ko , Hoi-Pang Lo , Jerome Fung , Frank Michael Liu , Chi Ping Chang , Soi Cheang , Moon-Yuen Cheung , Chi-Shing Chiu , Wai-Kwok Kwok , Roderick Lam , Ching Ting Law , Tian-Lin Wang , Chi Wai Wong , Chi-Wang Wong , Wah Wo Wong , Courtney Wu , Ronald Yan , Bo Yuen , Ka Ting Lee , Wa Wo Wong

Details

Company: Mei Ah Films Production Co. Ltd.
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese , English
Released Date: 17 Apr 2003 (Hong Kong)
Year: 2003
Film Location: n/A

Technical Specs

Runtime: 88 min
Soundmix: Dolby Digital EX
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

User Review:

NIXFLIX-DOT-COM » Johnny To returns to THE MISSION territory, where style is of utmost importance, and dialogue is for weak directors who can't tell a narrative film. Or at least that's one of many conclusions to be drawn from PTU, a film that has less to do with telling a story than it is to look, feel, and be cool. And yes, it is quite cool to behold.

Simon Yam leads the cast, once more proving that any movie starring Simon Yam, Anthony Wong, or Francis Ng can't be bad. PTU further proves this theory of mine.

The ending deserves mention, because it will most likely be pointed out to by many people. The ending will only seem "weak" if one takes the film seriously up to this point. This is not a movie, this is a study of movement, of telling a movie without actually bothering with all the things that encompass the making of a "movie". I.e. Nothing of real consequence will have happened by movie's end.

7 out of 10.
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