Fong juk (Exiled)
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Acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Johnny To returns to the characters of his international success The Mission (aka Chueng Fo) with this action-packed thriller. It's 1998, and the Portuguese colony of Macau, a city along the Southern coast of China, is about to be handed over to Chinese authorities under a long-standing agreement. As the people of Macau ponder how their new leaders will deal with the criminal underground that's long been part of the city's support system, a pair of hit men from Hong Kong arrive in town to execute a gangster who has turned his back on the syndicate to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A simmering pot of blood and yucks, accented with guitar and harmonica on the soundtrack."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"To packs the moments of contemplation with as much suspense as the action sequences and is a master of ratcheting up tension through small details."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"Exiled veers on the pretentious ...but the whole thing has such a humor about itself that it's hard to carp about it."
‑ Craig Phillips, GreenCine
"Less a movie than a phantasmagorical dream synthesised from Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"... possibly the best work the prolific filmmaker has done. In addition to the masterful blend of humor and action ... Exiled is the most beautifully shot movie so far this year."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"The finale is a slow-motion tour de force that blends style, elegance and nuance of character in showers of blood."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Johnnie To, the director, is highly respected in this genre, and I suppose he does it about as well as you'd want it to be done, unless you wanted acting and more coherence."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An electric, inventive amalgam of gonzo violence and lyrical sentimentality."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A brilliant reminder of the glory days of Heroic Bloodshed ... call it a flashback, a comeback, or the end of an era; all I know is that I want to see it again."
‑ Andrew Wright, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"It looks slick, but without a little more steak beneath that sizzle, the pretense becomes intolerable."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Exiled is creative and bizarre, maybe too bizarre, but since most action films adhere to a cookie-cutter formula, its quirkiness is most welcome."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"This 2006 Hong Kong-produced gangster film by director Johnnie To, set in Macao, is an entertaining product that presents a powerful artistic vision."
‑ Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
"Johnny To's direction is as smooth as a well-cut suit and the violence has a balletic intensity."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"It's a fantasy of a crime epic, to be sure, but it's a glorious fantasy in which the unspoken bonds of brotherhood bathe every shootout and sacrifice in the light of myth."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"To is doing exquisite and exciting work at a mind-boggling rate."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
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