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點指兵兵之青年幹探 (1994)
In the Heat of Summer

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

Performance-driven drama about the daily lives of young Hong Kong police detectives, the pressures they face, and the comraderie that develops between them. Jordan Chan may be the most engaging actor working in Hong Kong today. Chan Kwok-Bong proves once again that he may be the most underrated actor.

Reviewed by: hktopten
Date: 12/21/1999

Over the top, above my highest expectations. Recommended to thosewho liked The Final Option. Really good with the relationships between characters, or maybe it's me -- I like all three actors.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

A realistic, sweaty, slightly offbeat police drama set in the scorching heat of summer. There is a loose plot centering around a disgruntled, self-righteous soldier turned terror-bomber. As well, the film focuses on the personal lives of the young cops, from girlfriends to kids to anxiety about passing a board examination. Over all, the film has a gritty but not overly dark tone. Chan Siu-Chun is one of the standout characters as a brash, big-talking young detective. A good story, good acting (except Ngai Chun-kit) and interesting all the way through. Recommended.

[Reviewed by Brian Lam]

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Quite compelling drama of young street detectives in HK. The bomber subplot is kind of cliche though.


[Reviewed by Christopher Fu]

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Eschewing noir for blanc, this is something about a bunch of young, smart-ass cops pursuing a down-on-his-luck bomber and some jewelry thieves. Routine gunfights, crummy explosions.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3