Blind Detective (Man Tam)
Blind Detective (Man Tam) (2013)

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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter

Tiresomely frenetic crime-comedy-romance.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Lau and Cheng have an alternately aggravating and ingratiating chemistry that suggests Nick and Nora Charles as played by Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

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Lee Marshall
Screen International

Although it serves up a few laughs and a couple of set-piece scenes that To completists will want to cut out and keep, Blind Detective is a decidedly minor offering.

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Justin Chang
Variety

This madcap mystery-romance sustains a light, bouncy tone and a decent hit-to-miss laff ratio even in scenes involving strangulation, dismemberment and cannibalism.

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Jordan Cronk
Slant Magazine

To's ambitious amalgam of comedic trappings and grisly crime analysis is just odd enough to remain of interest.

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David Baldwin
We Got This Covered

Despite having acclaimed director Johnnie To at the helm, this mash-up of the romantic comedy, buddy cop and thriller genres is a total mess from beginning to end.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

After initially being put off, though, I eventually adjusted to the film's antic rhythm, enjoying the two leads' go-for-broke enthusiasm and the convoluted plot's nutty digressions.

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Barbara Scharres
RogerEbert.com

It's about as light-hearted and goofy as they come, but also disorganized, chaotic, and lacking much of the cohesive sense of style and vision that normally characterizes a To film.

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Shaun Munro
Film School Rejects

A daring if totally misguided hybrid of two very different films that may suffice for the director's fans, though will likely be remembered as a sloppy curio farce above all else.

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<i>Blind Detective</i>, from Johnnie To, meshes together two genres that seem as if they aren't made for each other.<p>With a story over… More