The Constable 冲锋战警 (2013) – Hong Kong

Review by: Andrew Chan FCCA AACTA FIPRESCI
Review Date: 17th December 2013

Director: Dennis Law Sau-Yiu
Script: Dennis Law Sau-Yiu
Action Director: Nicky Li Chung-Chi
Producer: Dennis Law Sau-Yiu
Starring: Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Lam Suet, Sam Lee Chan-Sam, Maggie Siu Mei-Ke, Niu Meng-Meng, Ken Lo Wai-Kwong, Eddie Cheung Siu-Fa, Lo Hoi-Pang

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After almost a decade of directing, property developer turned filmmaker proved a wise old saying wrong. Practice does not always make perfect as Dennis Law continues to churn out crap in line with his extremely low standards.

Simon Yam tries extremely hard in putting in a leading character performance, but ultimately fails to enhance the film. Sam Lee returns to the big screen in a largely stereotypical role of the abusive boyfriend. While Johnnie To’s regulars Lam Suet, Maggie Sui, Eddie Cheung, Lo Hoi Pang makes cameo appearances that adds no value to the story.

All in all, “The Constable” is a perfect example of how not to direct a movie. The film is full of pointless scenes, useless characters and piss poor direction. The result is a final product that will likely deter audiences from returning to the cinemas for smaller local films. For that reason alone, Dennis Law should make better use of his money by being an investor and producer in films where better new directors are being used. In other words, please stop directing Mr. Law. (Neo 2013)

I rated it 2/10

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