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Exiled

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Exiled

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
113 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/31/07
performer:
Francis Ng, Anthony Wong, Simon Yam
director:
Johnny To
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
author:
Kam-Yuen Szeto, Tin-Shing Yip
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Foreign Language

We gave it a C

Exiled, by noted director Johnnie To (Triad Election), is one of those wearisome Hong Kong action movies where characters engage in Mexican standoffs not so much to ratchet up excitement or generate tension but rather to look cool for as long as possible. To’s main characters — a pack of childhood friends-turned-gangsters on opposite sides of the gun, posed more than once to look like the guys from The Wild Bunch — make unloading their weapons look like an especially silly form of interpretative dance.