Drug War
Drug War (2013)

Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 26, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A taut, solidly constructed action thriller with uncommon intelligence, Drug War delivers exhilarating set pieces without skimping on sophisticated filmmaking.

Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Another inkling of the style limitations perhaps most responsible for To's lower visibility stateside compared with, say, his countrymen John Woo and Wong Kar-wai.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

As always, To delivers fantastic set pieces ...

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Daniel Kasman

To's first full beachhead into Mainland filmmaking...thus combines exhilaratingly articulated structural formalism with a politically ripe engagement of the meaning To's images have when operating in a new world.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

[To] gives a solid 90 minutes of edgy foreplay before delivering the goods.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Drug War is a deeply intelligent, exhilarating and eminently satisfying adult crime story, one of the best thrillers you're likely to see this year.

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Nick Newman
The Film Stage

To's devotees will likely find more of value in Drug War's frantic construction, this newcomer was left alternately thrilled and cold to mildly satisfying ends.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Few other working filmmakers display this degree of visual sophistication and old-school craftsmanship.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

An intense and constantly surprising crime story in which destiny seems to fold in on itself ...

Sean Axmaker

Drug War is [Johnnie] To's most streamlined picture to date.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Foreign films tend to be far better than mainstream Hollywood releases because they have a take no prisoners attitude, they're more confident in the way… More
Dan Schultz
An adrenaline charged rush of a movie concerning a drug manufacturer who is forced by the police to turn into an informant against the company he's… More
Michael S
After his meth lab explodes, leaving him scarred and his wife dead, Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) is apprehended by the Chinese police for a crime that warrants the… More
Stella Dallas
that ha-ha guy was fantastic
Greg S
A drug kingpin falls into the police's laps when they discover him injured in a car crash, but can they trust the criminal's plan to save himself from… More
Caesar Mendez
The crime genre is perhaps one of the most difficult to work with storytelling. Being home to hundreds of classics and iconic criminals it's daunting to… More