Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Dana Lee, Tzi Ma, Ron Yuan, Kenneth Choi, David Huynh
Director: Juwan Chung
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Genre: Action/Adventure Rating: UN Release Date: 30-DEC-2008 Media Type: DVD
Unique and very good
Nelson Guirado | Pico Rivera, California United States | 03/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Baby doesn't disappoint if you're just looking for violent gangster action, and adds quality film making and intricate storytelling for those requiring a little depth, the complication coming from the fact that the story takes place in three time periods and uses flashbacks.
It's also interesting to see another ethnic group participate in the gangster genre. With Slumdog Millionare out already, all we need are Eskimo Gs.
Kenneth Leung who plays medium Miles Straume on the hit show Lost does a great job as the villain Benny in Baby."
A miss in my book
Warren Yu | California Bay Area | 08/20/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are some cool gun fights, but for the most part this movie is boring. It's cheesy and over dramatic, poorly edited and the dialog scales from mediocre to bad, trying to use Cantonese in a gangster movie (especially some of the actors obviously don't speak the language) doesn't work well for a gangster flick.
I like how the protagonist "Baby" is Filipino as a child, and grows up to be Chinese. As an indy film I'm sure resources were limited, however it's low budget really showed. Other indys such as "Better Luck Tomorrow" were financed through Justin Lin's credit card debt and opting for cold oatmeal for dinner every night, yet it looked like a glitsy studio film. Good attempt, but a miss in my book. A decent movie on a rainy day with nothing else to do."
Definitely NOT an asian Boyz N the Hood
Daniel Lee | Los Angeles, CA | 04/08/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie, although at times interesting, can be contrived and predictable. The dialogue was at times horrible. More of a rental movie...watch it, and forget about it...there are better asian gangster movies out there."
M. Lovell | Pacifica, CA USA | 02/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes a little hard on first viewing to know which adults corresponded to which kids as the movie progresses in time...Kind of a standard gangster themed movie, but some portions were extremely touching. My 14 year old son liked it alot."