Yau doh lung fu bong (Throw Down)
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Yau doh lung fu bong (Throw Down)
A man who gave up on himself is redeemed by new and unexpected challenges in this drama from Hong Kong filmmaker Johnny To. Sze-To (Louis Koo) was once a respected judo champion, but he became jaded and lost interest in the sport. Now, Sze-To is an alcoholic who runs a night club and wastes his spare time by spending a massive bankroll he stole from a rival in fight promotion on gambling and liquor. When Sze-To learns that the judo master who was his mentor and teacher has died, it knocks a hole in the wall of booze and despair he's built around himself, and soon two new challenges present… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bursting with gangsters, gambling and human weakness in general, Johnnie To's Throwdown is so strange and idiosyncratic that it's almost surreal."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The film is as beautiful as it is unpredictable."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The absolute best neo-samurai judo farce in town."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"A compelling remix of aesthetic showmanship and human movement."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Throwdown may not be top-drawer To, but it's still a good introduction to a director who deserves attention."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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