Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Nighfall (大追捕) (2012)

This starts off almost like a dining room mystery: an opera singer is found mutilated and burnt at the bottom of a cliff, and one obsessive cop who never lets his cases go is assigned to it.

The rule of good murder mystery writing is to keep it simple. The director-writer team throws in increasingly baroque details that leave you embarrassed to watch. The end result is way overdone.

We suggest Johnnie Toh's Milky Way productions stick to their reworkings of film noir and leave everything else alone.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 4 April 2012.

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