Purple Storm (1999)

8/10 - slick, high-budget action film
Reviewed by Simon on 07 January 2006

After the death of Pol Pot, a group of Cambodian terrorists go underground as guns for hire, but they do not forget the ideals of their revolution (cleanse the country), and in 1998 they have acquired the training and technology to pull it off.

PURPLE STORM is a very slick, high-budget action film full of gloss and polish, but it does not forget to develop the characters and the plot, which is implausible but handled in a fairly intelligent manner. There are some good performances (especially Daniel Wu and Josie Ho), action scenes with a lot of energy and adrenaline, and nice visuals throughout - let down by some bad CGI at the end.

A gripping and exciting thriller, I enjoyed it a lot.

Cast

Daniel Wu
Kam Kwok-Leung
Emil Chow
Josie Ho
Patrick Tam
Theresa Lee

Crew

Director
Teddy Chen
Action Director
Tung Wai
Cinematographer
Arthur Wong
Poon Hang-Sang
Chan Yuen-Kai
Soundtrack
Peter Kam

See also