Peace Hotel (1995)

Directed by
Nice idea, shame about the movie
Reviewed by Simon on 2002-02-22

Wai Ka-Fai's first movie as director, and Chow Yun-Fat's last movie before heading off to Hollywood. I'm not quite sure how to review it to be honest. The movie has lots of good things going for it - great sets & visual style, interesting concept, good characters for Chow and Cecilia Yip... yet somehow none of it came together for me. I never felt particularly involved in or moved by the movie. Too much of it seemed disjointed, or unrealistic... whenever there was a crowd of the hotel residents together, the acting seemed to be woefully sub-par. Or maybe it was the directing.

Overall, whilst I thought it was an interesting idea, the movie itself left me cold.