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For Bad Boys Only
For Bad Boys Only
Actors: Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Qi Shu, Kristy Yang, Mark Cheng
Director: Wai Man Yip
Genres: Indie & Art House
UR     2001     1hr 45min

The bad boys special agents are private eyes who specialize in locating first loves for their clients. But their latest assignment is the toughest when the first love for two different clients is the same woman. Languages:...  more »


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Actors: Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Qi Shu, Kristy Yang, Mark Cheng
Director: Wai Man Yip
Creators: Yiu-Fai Lai, Manfred Wong
Genres: Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/19/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese
Subtitles: Chinese, English

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Movie Reviews

4 Stars for Shu Qi, 1 Star for Ekin | Hong Kong | 11/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You should watch this movie if you are a Shu Qi fan. If you are an Ekin Cheng fan, you should not watch this movie. The storyline is interesting, the execution is horrible (they tried to make it funny but it is way too corny). The only good thing is that Shu Qi played 3 roles and in my opinion she acted out well on all 3 roles. Ekin constantly wore an annoying white open jacket (Groovy!)."
Too Many Plot Shifts In Too Many Directions.
rsoonsa | Lake Isabella, California | 06/20/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Director Raymond Wai Man Yip is given almost everything that he might require for preparation of a satisfactory film, a daunting exception being coherence within the script, since writer/producer Manfred Wong has not focussed upon any particular genre, romance, humour, mystery, drama, martial arts, science fiction, and CGI fantasy all being included in random and unblended fashion, an inevitable result being this largely uninvolving mishmash. The Bad Boy Squad, a variety of private detective agency, is composed of King (Ekin Cheng Yi-kin), Queen (Kristy Yeung), and Jack (Louis Koo Tin-lok), whose primary source of business is the reuniting of clientele with their first flames, and when the trio of young operatives returns to Hong Kong from an assignment in Thailand and the Squad's next three customers supply photographs of lost loves, the women in the pictures appear to be the same individual. A more than adequate budget provides for above-standard production values for the work that took four months to complete, with location shooting in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Macau, while the actors do their best with a surfeit of silly scenes, Shu Qui being the most impressive with her task of playing multiple characters including an androidal clone with a mentality of a ten year old, and a middle-aged paraplegic. The DVD version includes a lightweight "making of.." segment, and the subtitles, including those in English, are quite accurate; original dialogue is in Cantonese, with frequent usage of Mandarin and U.S. English."
Only one reason to watch this movie...
Kevin J. Kennedy | Eaton Rapids, Michigan USA | 05/29/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"And that is to gaze upon the loveliness of Shu Qi. This movie features some of the most inept film-making I've seen in a HK movie. And that is really saying something. The opening scenes in particularly are garishly lit, ugly, and amateurish. Much of the movie seems barely scripted. A waste of some good young talent."
What was ekin, louis, Hsu Chi, and Kristy Thinkin????
david | representing for the champions, LAKERS! | 09/06/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"seriously, what were they thinkin??King(Ekin) Queen(Kristy), and their friend Jack(Louis)own a firm that is specialized in finding lost loves. Which is kinda weird because King is a player with no conception of love. And Jack has a gf( Kelly Lin), whom, later on, dumps Jack, and Queen is in love with Jack.
All goes to hell, when King meets Eleven(Hsu Chi) at a club, it turns out that there are 3 grlz that looks like Hsu Chi in this movie( she played 3 characters) And they are all related in someway because the Japanese government is trying to make clones.
hows that for a good script??i admit Ekin gives a fun not too annoying performance, and Hsu chi wasnt too bad either. Louis( whom i think is the future 'Chow Yun Fat' or " Tony Leung') and Kristy both had their moments. But overall, this movie had no script, direction, and mostly importantly point. Toward the end, there's a part where Louis shoots Ekin by accident, but nothing happens to Ekin, i mean i know HK cinema is known for its creativity and wackiness but come please....dont watch this will not regret it...rather spend the money on something else...try dare i say ' return to a better tomorrow?""