Daai si gin (Breaking News)
Daai si gin (Breaking News) (2006)

Hong Kong-based filmmaker Johnny To directed this fast-moving action drama that explores the role of the media in current events. The Hong Kong police force takes a beating in the court of public opinion after their unsuccessful attempt to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 27, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
AV Club

[Breaking News] is one of [director] To's typically tangled meditations on the smearing of good and evil, in moments where instinct overcomes morality.

Derek Elley
Variety

Generally good performances from the Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Mainland cast, plus kinetic widescreen photography, deliver solid enough entertainment.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is a film Michael Bay would green light in a heartbeat.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Prolific Hong Kong lenser Johnnie To delivers another solid action picture with this latest effort.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A film filled with terrifically choreographed action and very little on its mind.

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Kam Williams
DallasBlack.com

A brainless but harmless display of senseless slaughter!

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

To, Hong Kong's best action auteur since John Woo left for Hollywood, doesn't disappoint.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

Well executed but ultimately unsatisfying ...

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Starts with an astonishing tracking shot lasting nearly seven minutes that could rank with Orson Welles' much-admired Touch of Evil opener.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
<i>Breaking News</i> lives up to its title and is another successful Hong Kong crime thriller for Johnnie To.<p>The story only takes 90… More
Caius Chung
From the opening 7 minute shootout between the cops and the dastardly group of bank robbers, you known Breaking News is not going to be your average cop movie… More
El Hombre Invisible
With a highly impressive 7-minute opening scene done in a single take, it raised my expectation level on how enjoyable the rest of the film might be. It just… More
Dimitris Springer
John Woo of today,To is using his techniques to the utmost overreaction.Drama,altercation of images and a twirling ballet of bullets and camera angles.The plot… More
Walter M.
"Breaking News" starts with a stakeout of Yuen's(Richie Ren) gang going badly awry as it devolves into a running shootout. To make matters… More
Anthony Valletta
Another great Johnny To outing.