Well, this was a major disappointment. Going into Beast
Cops, I was expecting a HK action film with a dose of drama, but really this film has almost no action whatsoever, opting to focus on a flimsy corrupt cop
storyline that never really explores the thematic issues or emotional
ambiguities. Anthony Wong really is the only reason to bother with this film. His portrayal of a dirty cop is layered and very fun to watch in places . He brings a lot of charisma and is easily the best actor in the film, though unfortunately his character isn't enough to carry the story. Michale Wong, who plays the by-the-book cop is pretty much terrible, and one-note throughout the entire film. Maybe I am being a little harsh cause I was expecting more action, because the film does have some pretty great comedic moments centered around the corrupt cop, exploring the massive dichotomy he has with his goody-to-shoes counterpart. The ending is pretty badass, but other than that, this is a pretty forgettable film that's best aspect is the comedy which isn't a good thing considering it's supposed to be a action-drama.
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