Protégé ( Moon to ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8272

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 5

Theatrical Release Date: 02/13/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/24/2009

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Tung-Shing Yee

Actors: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Jingchu Zhang, Anita Yuen, Mei-tian He

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/31/2011

A long term, deep cover cop insinuates himself into the life of a drug baron who takes him under his wing and grooms him to become his successor. Very much in the Infernal Affairs school of HK cop dramas, Protege also clearly has parallels with the likes of Blow, Traffic and especially Donnie Brasco. Daniel Wu and Andy Lau both put in solid performances as the two leads, but the humourless approach means that the likeability and vulnerability of the characters of Brasco is missing, instead making for a rather dry and sterile examination of the drugs industry, at least in comparison. The emotional content is confined to a subplot involving a junkie single mother and her young daughter which feels just a little too soapy and manipulative. Having said all that, it's still a very well made …

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