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A.k.a.
Running on Karma
Year
2003
Runtime
93 min.
Directors
Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Genres
Action, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
1,531
Checks
202
Favs
7
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
3.5% (1:29)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. nymets138's avatar

    nymets138

    Watch it here with English subtitles: http://vinspirezhk.blogspot.com/2013/05/running-on-karma-2003.html 1 year 11 months ago
  2. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    Sorry, that marshmallow costume distracted me too much. Very weird movie. 3 years 6 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Running on Karma, a Johnnie To picture starring Andy Lau as a super-powered monk who can see people's "karma" (and thus their previous life and their future) and helps a (doomed) police woman played by Cecilia Cheung captured criminals. It's a superhero movie by way of Buddhist philosophy and To's gritty, violent crime dramas. Tonally, it's always jerking you around, but I dare say, in a good way. Lau does a lot of comedy and is wearing a muscle suit for most of the film, but then there are moments of shocking violence. There's the harsh reality of the police procedural, and there's the crazy wire work you identify with wuxia. There are crazy, almost campy, villains, and there's a metaphysical ending that will make you think. How they make it work, I'll never know, but it does (who am I to argue with 3 Hong Kong Academy Awards?). 3 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #60 in LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever
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  3. This movie ranks #438 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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