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Time and Tide (2000)

Cast: Nicholas Tse, Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, more...
Director: Tsui Hark, Tsui Hark
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Action, Foreign, Hong Kong
Running Time: 113 min.
Languages: English, Cantonese
Subtitles: English, French
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This title is currently out of print.

Two men who have a great deal in common become friends, only to find themselves turned into enemies in this slam-bang action fest from Hong Kong. Tyler (Nicholas Tse) is a man trying to make a career in a rough section of Hong Kong. One night, after several drinks too many, he hooks up with Ah Jo (Cathy Chui), an off-duty undercover cop who has also had a bit more alcohol than usual. Tyler and Ah Jo spend the night together, even though she usually prefers the company of women, and Ah Jo soon finds she's pregnant. Ah Jo has no desire to remain involved with Tyler, but he wants to do the right thing, so he takes a job as a bodyguard for low-level gangster Uncle Ji (Anthony Wong) and sends her his money, all the while wishing he could be in Brazil. Meanwhile Jack (Wu Bai), who once lived in Brazil, is back in Hong Kong with his very pregnant wife Ah Hui (Candy Lo), the daughter of a triad kingpin targeted by Brazilian gangsters. Uncle Ji is in charge of protecting the triad leader, and he makes Tyler one of his right-hand men. Tyler and Jack get to know one another and become close friends, but their friendship comes to an end when the Brazilian mob makes Jack an offer he can't refuse, putting the two men on opposite sides of a gangland war. Seunlau Ngaklau was directed by Tsui Hark, who returned to Hong Kong filmmaking after a brief sojourn in Hollywood. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Amazing movie by MHam April 12, 2005 - 6:52 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Most directors parcel out new ideas, one or two to a movie. This director seems to have put in everything he could think of. Fantastic movie. I did, however, have to watch it twice to unravel the plot. But I enjoyed both viewings. Extremely good.

One of the best action movies in past 5 years by justanotherpunk January 21, 2004 - 11:01 PM PST
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
This is only the second Honk Kong action flick I've truly seen (the mediocre "Storm Riders" was my first) and I loved it, the mood of the entire movie stayed with me days after I first finished seeing it. Nicholas Tse and We Bai do a great job of portraying the type of "punks" Martin Scorcese made us all too familiar with in American Cinema. Also, the choreography of a certain fighting scene in a huge apartment complex can match up with any movie out there today. Though the plot and fighting scenes can become a little hard to follow, Time and Tide is a no-brainer for any action fan out there (any movie fan in general too). It's a great film for anyone looking to delve into live action Asian Cinema (like myself)

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(Average 7.13)
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