Beast Cops

C
type
Movie
Genre
Action Adventure ,
Mystery ,
Foreign Language ,
Thriller
May 14, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Drenched in lurid neon and jazzed by handheld camera work, this Hong Kong cops-and-mobsters flick is even more ambitiously stylized than is usual in this genre. Yet Beast Cops tries to be too many movies at once, zigzagging schizophrenically between John Woo-style shoot-’em-up, moody meditation on police corruption, and raffish comedy about an odd coupla roommate cops (Wong and Wong). By the time the story lines start building toward something — namely, a climactic machete duel that gives new meaning to the term chopsocky — you no longer especially care. C

Beast Cops

type
Movie
Genre
Action Adventure,
Mystery,
Foreign Language,
Thriller
mpaa
Unrated
director
Gordon Chan,
Dante Lam
Cast
Michael Wong,
Anthony Wong
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