Astonishing (2004)

5/10 - Astonishing or Confusing?
Reviewed by Simon on 18 May 2005

Not so much ASTONISHING as KIND OF SURPRISING AND A BIT CONFUSING, I'd say. Basically a come-back vehicle for Christy Chung, who has been out of the limelight for quite a while despite early efforts to shake off her flower-vase image with more 'mature' roles in Jan Dara and Samsara. Here, Christy is the focus of the film for 90% of the running time, and sadly fails to live up to the challenge of portraying a woman going through stress and descending into madness.

Alex Fong provides fairly solid backing, but Christy's unconvincing performance and the implausible plot-line leave ASTONISHING feeling a bit like a 'damp squib' (whatever one of those actually is).

Cast

Christy Chung
Alex Fong
Sammo Hung
Rain Li
Wayne Lai

Crew

Director
Herman Yau
Writer
Herman Yau

See also