Men Suddenly in Black (2003)

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One of Hong Kong's smartest comedies
Reviewed by Simon on 2023-12-09

MEN SUDDENLY IN BLACK is filmed like a classic "men on a mission" crime film, but where the mission is to cheat on their wives whilst they're out of town. A razor sharp satire and one of Hong Kong's smartest comedies.

Pang Ho Cheung announced his arrival proper with this directorial masterclass, simultaneously a spoof of the Heroic Bloodshed genre, a hilariously transgressive sex comedy, a frank tour of Hong Kong's prolific sex industry and a surprisingly thoughtful and honest look at relationships... all rolled into 95 beautifully shot and performed minutes.

It also somehow manages to deliver one of the best shoot-outs in Hong Kong Cinema, despite not featuring a single gun.