First Shot (1993)

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Reviewed by Simon on 2006-04-16

Hong Kong, 1974 - the people are so used to corruption and bribery that they're not even sure they want it to change (better the devil you know). But a few good men + Maggie Cheung decide that corruption has to be fought and stopped, for the next generation's sake if not for this one.

It's important to have some bad films in your cinematic diet, like roughage, to remind you how poorly written and directed a film can be. FIRST SHOT is basically a dramatisation of the formation of the ICAC, which hopefully wasn't as shoddily handled in real life as in this script. Some half-decent action scenes make it watchable, but it's barely worth the effort.


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