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Plot: Former cop-turned-bar owner Kwok and his underachieving half-brother befriends a drunken woman, they soon find themselves targeted by both her former lover, a high-powered attorney, and the gangster he employs. A suitcase full of tainted cash enters the picture as Kwok finds himself torn between the gangsters and his former colleagues.
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Wild City is unapologetically brash and lifelike, but also a crude gangster flick.
Chinese action movies tend to use fluent choreography or fluid martial arts theme, just like many of Donnie Yen’s works. Wild City is the opposite of that nature, it opts for an audacious style, which feels realistic to a degree and a bolder choice for action. While this may result in more authentic look, it also loses the usual poise which makes the movie too frantic at times.
Yun is a woman with shady past, as she’s been involved with corrupt ex-boyfriend and gangster. As luck would have it, two brothers, T-Man and Sui Chong find her when she’s intoxicated. The Good Samaritan deed doesn’t go unrewarded since the gangsters chasing her eventually collide with their lives.
The plot opens with more realism, or at least the gritty version of it. There are plenty of red district muse or night life scenes to set this up. Leading actors, including the antagonist perform in brash tone, talking in slang or behaving condescendingly. This is not the smooth precise showcase, but more of a dive in dark side of typical noir movie. Granted, it doesn’t become depressingly gritty, though it deals with sufficient veritable theme that it feels all too brazen.
This approach also fits, partially, with the action. Choreography in use is far from usual sophisticated fights, let alone wuxia wiring, this is more of blade and bat swinging seen at riot news. It can be awkward at times, both the fight and plot as it progresses. Some scenes feel forced and superfluous, especially when it recycles its mafia movie cliché towards the end. The sense of authenticity isn’t consistent enough to last the entire movie.
Wild City is a different taste of crime drama, it certainly delivers the wild promise of the title, although it can be rudimentary and unrefined sometimes.
Not the return to form fans of Ring Lam have been waiting for.
It’s been twelve years since Ringo Lam directed a full length film, but his new movie Wild City doesn’t feel particularly special. It’s a low budget thriller about a bunch of sad sacks who steal money from a corrupt lawyer and are harassed by gangsters.
Louis Koo plays T-Man, a disgraced former cop who owns a bar. One night a woman, Yun (Liya Tong), gets badly drunk at his bar, and T-Man, worried for her safety, takes her to the house of Mona, the woman who helped raise him. Together with Mona’s taxi-driving son Chung (Shawn Yue), T-Man tries to help Yun get her car back the next day (she lost the key while drunk), but she’s kidnapped off the street by a Taiwanese gang! After a car chase T-Man and Chung manage to stop the gang from escaping with her, but she disappears as soon as the police show up.
It develops that Yun stole a lot of money from her lawyer boyfriend, who was heavily involved in organized crime. She convinces T-Man and Chung to help her retrieve the money, which is in a briefcase in the back of her car, resulting in an escalating series of chases, fights, and double crosses.
Most of the movie lacks any distinctive style. The early action scenes would not be out of place in an American TV series. The big chase/shootout at the end of the movie includes moments that almost feel like they could be from golden age of Hong Kong action movies, but there aren’t many of them. This is not the return to form fans of Ring Lam have been waiting for.
Original Language cn
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Ringo Lam
Writer Ringo Lam, Koon-Nam Lui, Frankie Tam
Actors Louis Koo, Shawn Yue, Liya Tong
Country Hong Kong
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema