A formative framework in which a complex network of opportunistic characters and endlessly shifting allegiances pays dividends, The Dragon of Macao is upper tier gangster flick in which the dichotomy between good and evil is constantly subverted. Love how ancillary the police are in this, they are mainly irrelevant when it comes to the dog-eat-dog nature of the criminal world, having no real impact in regards to the outcome of the events which unfold the police are almost used more as bookends to the story. Given the casting, this film, unsurprisingly, oozes cool. The brutality of the action is palpable, with the film's often elegant cinematography providing a nice juxtaposition with the relatively violent, harsh world the film depicts.
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