Triangle (Tie saam gok)
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Three maestro Chinese action directors - Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark and Johnny To - co-helm the adventure saga Triangle. The film actually constitutes a film serial, divided into thirds, with each filmmaker responsible for one episode. Three drinking buddies, Fai, Sam and Mok are visited one dark and stormy night by a strange old man who dazzles them with the tale of an ancient treasure. The artifact in question - worth untold amounts of money - lies buried beneath an almost impenetrable government facility. The retrieval mission is theirs, if they wish to accept it, and if they can claim the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"Little of it however, is genuinely striking enough to suggest a welcome reception beyond the already converted."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Your best strategy is simply to sit back, try to follow along, and enjoy the hijinks."
‑ Don Willmott,
"To's stylishly choreographed, action-led finale wraps things up with a blackly humorous and suspenseful stand-off in an outdoor restaurant."
‑ Mark Salisbury, Total Film
"The filmic equivalent of pass-the-parcel on Triangle, a convoluted crime caper about a mysterious gold coin and the luckless bozos on its trail."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Any fan who can tell Anthony Wong from Andy Lau will find worth watching for more than just the three-directors approach."
‑ James Rocchi, Cinematical
"A seriocomic crimer by Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and Johnnie To that's a diverting, sometimes head-scratching experiment that will mostly chime with Asian movie buffs rather than satisfy general auds as a single, homogenous pic."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"A convoluted crime caper with strong ethical underpinnings to support its many moods and styles."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"But there is an inescapable air of disappointment that three brilliant directors have handed in a movie that barely scratches the potential of the experiment."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"The results are messy, incoherent and ultimately three times as tedious."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"The cinematic equivalent of an inedible mess where ingredients war with one another and no one has paid any attention to the poor fellow who must consume the meal."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"The film is made confusing not only by the twisting plot but by the varied styles of the three cult directors."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Three of Hong Kong cinema's top names take turns to direct this batty heist-gone-wrong thriller, which proceeds from stylish-but-incomprehensible (Tsui Hark) through crunchy and violent (Ringo Lam) to just barking (Johnnie To)."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"It's a shaggy dog story, with a script obviously made up as the film was being shot, but reasonably engrossing as the directors enjoy exaggerating their own mannerisms."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
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