Throw Down
Throw Down (2004)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Bursting with gangsters, gambling and human weakness in general, Johnnie To's Throwdown is so strange and idiosyncratic that it's almost surreal.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

The film is as beautiful as it is unpredictable.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The absolute best neo-samurai judo farce in town.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

A compelling remix of aesthetic showmanship and human movement.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Throwdown may not be top-drawer To, but it's still a good introduction to a director who deserves attention.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Arash Xak
A pleasant surprise, Adoring & filled with memorable sequences, Feels a bit rushed near the end but overall this is truly what a feel-good movie should be… More
Kevin "The Ninja"
Not Johnnie To's most famous movie, but still a decent movie. People that know him for his action/gun ballets; Exiled, The Mission or Fulltime Killer might… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
One of my favorite movies of all time, and i'm dead serious. Loved every minute of it, only someone bitter with life could dismiss this movie so easily.
alan jay
simple plot...deep undertones..inspirational and uplifting message..another fine off-beat Johnny To offering...the scene running in the streets with the money… More