For Bad Boys Only (2000)

Fun fluff
Reviewed by Simon on 27 May 2001

I probably had more tolerance for the wave of 'new Hong Kong action' films that came out in the early 2000s, and I found FOR BAD BOYS ONLY to be lots of fun - stylish & stylised, with a quite interesting and intelligent script from Manfred Wong for a change. Shu Qi gives several good performances.

The only major let down for me was the action sequences, which are all very derivative (some from Tokyo Raiders and some from THE MATRIX). Most people seem to hate the film, and I've never felt any compulsion to watch it again, so perhaps I was being overly charitable (or my pre-expectations based on negative reviews were sufficiently low).

Cast

Ekin Cheng
Louis Koo
Shu Qi
Kristy Yeung
Daniel Chan
Mark Cheng

Crew

Director
Raymond Yip
Action Director
Lee Tat-Chiu
Writer
Manfred Wong
Producer
Manfred Wong
Cinematographer
Lai Yiu-Fai
Editor
Danny Pang
Soundtrack
Comfort Chan

See also