Time and Tide (Shun liu Ni liu)
Time and Tide (Shun liu Ni liu) (2001)

Hong Kong, present day. A streetwise young man becomes a bodyguard to score quick cash. He soon befriends a once disillusioned mercenary determined to begin life anew with the woman he just married. Although the two men find themselves… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
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64%
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73%

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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Goofy, outlandish and exhilarating.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Though a certain adrenaline rush comes from the jazzed-up filmmaking, there's not much going on.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Spectacular and exhilarating, plot be damned.

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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

Makes for compulsive viewing even though its noirish plot doesn't make a lick of sense.

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

At its most compulsive, this is the only action flick you'll need this summer.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Tsui Hark does not disappoint. From dizzying camera plummets to strange slow motion or freezeframe hammer-to-the-face shots, the film is visceral and bombastic enough to keep the midnight crowds awake through it all.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Proves once again that it doesn't matter if the camera is dancing a jig on the ceiling if the storytelling is no good.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The movie-est movie of the year.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

All and all, Time and Tide is, to be completely unprofessional for a moment, really damn cool.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
I can forgive a lot of things to a HK movie: bad script, bad acting, low production values, if i get a good chainsaw fight or something equally over the top… More
Steven Vincent Gee
<b>Time and Tide</b> works on two levels, as a dramatic film and as an action film, both benefiting from each other. The action becomes more intense… More
JY Skacto
Nothing out of the ordinary here, unless you haven't seen a Tsui Hark film before. Basically, this is your typical Hong Kong crime action movie with a… More
alan jay
Hard plot for me to follow..but great cam work and nick does his usual best...enjoyed the action sequences..entertianing if a bit confusing...
Dean McKenna
Nicolas Tse does a great performance as a streetwise young man who becomes a bodyguard to score quick cash and befriends a former mercenary (Wu Bai) who… More