PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit)
PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) (2003)

Johnny To's police drama PTU details the ramifications of an officer losing his weapon. Seargant Lo (Lam Suet), head of the police anti-crime division, finds his gun missing after an altercation with a gang. Police Tactical Unit (PTU)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 25, 2008
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80%


Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The point of the exercise is really the unfolding of sundry edgy night-time encounters and action set-pieces, each constructed with To's customary patience, while his vision of Hong Kong after dark exudes an eerie calm that's cumulatively hypnotic.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

The droll opening, set in a restaurant where the pecking order is rigorously observed, gives way to a complicated but uninvolving cat-and-mouse game between the police and rival gangs.

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Times [UK]

Johnny To favours atmosphere above plotting and though it looks tremendous it won't keep you on the edge of your seat

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Mr. To is a master of the game, and his command supplies pleasure, even when there are no surprises.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Characterisation, always a hit and miss affair in To's films, is deliberately rather thin. Instead, To and his cinematographer, Cheng Siu Keung, make the greasy, near-abandoned streets of the Hong Kong capital come alive

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A conclusão interessante não compensa os 80 minutos necessários para contar um fiapo de história aborrecida.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

An enjoyable, high-energy romp.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's an oddity in some ways, and its brief appearance in cinemas can only be the precursor to a DVD release, which is how it will mostly be seen. It's a smart, sharp piece of work, however big the screen.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...all the moody cinematography in the world can't disguise the inherently dull screenplay...

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Leave it to Johnnie To to make something good out of what seemingly seems like nothing. He shows once again why he is one of my favorite directors.<p>The… More
alan jay
moody and dark (literally)..very simple story executed well..same usual suspects you find in other To movies, acting first rate and will hold your interest..the… More
Sheldon Chau
Breaking away from conventions of the genre, Johnnie To's PTU is one of its kind. From the outset, PTU is a police procedural that follows an ensemble of… More
Anthony Valletta
Not your typical police drama/action film. Johnny to gives this quite the twist.
Kevin "The Ninja"
While not my favorite Johnny To film, still better than most, just not as good as I expect from him. As usual, it is the typical Milkyway cast and again Yam… More
Christopher Brown
Great, stylistic and very dramatic along with being action filled Johnnie To film. A great filmmaker.