What would you do if your drug addict, money taking daughter was kidnapped? Well, what any other father would do; ask his ex-con bodyguard to find and kill those responsible. Don’t forget to record it with your mobile phone and send it back so I can see for myself. Anthony Wong stars as Wong, a stern rich man who has a good life. He has a daughter who, as I said in the previous paragraph, is a drug addict and likes to take her dad’s money for her drug habit. One day, she is kidnapped. Wong is pissed off, thinking that his own daughter is doing this just so that he will give her more money but soon realizes it’s not all fun and games.
While Anthony Wong may be the so-called “star” of this film, Richie Ren as Chor may as well be the “main character” of the film. He has a lot of screen time and actually does the dirty work in this film. His intensity really adds to the film and he delivers a brilliant performance. When Chor kills his victims, he doesn’t show any remorse. He is just following orders from Wong, his boss. The one thing I kept thinking about was this film is like Taken but with an accomplice. While we have seen this kind of story before; the daughter being kidnapped and revenge must be served, it was nice to see something a bit different in that while Wong may not have had the strength to it, he had someone he could trust like Chor.
The supporting cast is great too and while the villains aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, they do actually have a personality. I really like the ending. At first you are sort of fighting yourself whether or not you want to cheer for Wong and Chor but the ending makes you solidify your opinion. It proves that these guys are actually human and have emotions.
Johnnie To produced this film and you can feel his presence along with director Law Wing-Cheung. They’ve worked together for so long and you can see that they are comfortable with each other and it’s cool that are supporting each other’s careers. It would have been interesting to see what Johnnie To would’ve done in the director’s chair but no complaints here from what Law Wing-Cheung did. I loved this film. It may not be the most memorable film you will see but it will leave an impression.