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A.k.a.
Running Out of Time 2
Year
2001
Runtime
95 min.
Directors
Johnnie To, Wing-cheong Law
Genres
Action, Crime
Rating *
5.9
Votes *
811
Checks
46
Favs
2
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
4.3% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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    Siskoid

    No Andy Lau in Jonnie To's Running Out of Time 2, but Lau Ching Wan returns as Inspector Ho who is once again contacted by a master thief who wants to play a game with him. Though the basic template is the same, To creates a very different movie than his original here. The thief this time around is literally a magician, which taps into its miraculous strangeness. It's Christmas in Hong Kong, so why not a few miracles? It's not all misdirection. As in To's Sparrow, which had a maverick shanking action scene that could have come out of a musical, he's trying to redefine what an action scene is in this film as well. Action bird watching? Sure. A bicycle duel? Yes again. Who's "running out of time"? Lam Suet's loser character in a subplot about flipping coins has only a few days to come with money owed, and it's in this side-story that the theme is brought out. I would have liked the thief to be a little less enigmatic, but overall, a Johnnie To movie is always original and interesting, in its flaws as much as in its strengths. 3 years 10 months ago
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