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Bullets Over Summer
Bullets Over Summer
Actors: Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Matt Chow, Tony Ho, Yiu-Cheung Lai
Director: Wilson Yip
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2004     1hr 32min

Francis ng and louis koo star as vice cops on a stakeout for a gang of killers at an apartment unit. Their surveillance leads to an unexpected friendship with the units tenants and their neighbors. As their work inevitably...  more »

     
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Actors: Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Matt Chow, Tony Ho, Yiu-Cheung Lai
Director: Wilson Yip
Creators: Matt Chow, Wilson Yip, Ivy Kong, Joe Ma, Kwok-Hing Lee, Patrick Tong, Ben Cheung
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Hong Kong Action, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/16/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 32min
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

Bullets Over Summer DVD Review
Evan Roth | San Francisco, CA United States | 12/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent Hong Kong movie in the same vein of such other popular titles as "The Mission" and "Beast Cops." The attention-grabbing intro in which two undercover cops break up a liquor store hold-up draws the viewer in and keeps them riveted throughout the fast-paced film, which utilizes an edgy cinematography and good character development. Two undercover cops stake out an apartment to catch a criminal across the street and along the way one of them falls in love with a pretty young woman and the other befriends a pregnant woman working at a dry cleaner's. Lots of gunfire and graphic action sequences. Highly recommended!"
Two great scenes don't make a great movie.
W. K. Miller | NC, USA | 05/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"BULLETS OVER SUMMER opens with a convenience-store action scene; this is a great scene, enjoyable and memorable. However, that action doesn't continue throughout the whole movie. BULLETS OVER SUMMER is a strange mix of action, drama, comedy, and romance. Overall, the film is also a mix of equal parts failure and success. Brian and Mike are Hong Kong undercover police, searching for "The Dragon," a ruthless killer. They use an old woman's apartment as a stakeout location. Both of them start odd romantic relationships. Brian gets together with a teenage girl who just wanders into their apartment and demands a place to sleep. Mike hooks up with a pregnant woman who works at the dry cleaning business. Meanwhile they are staying at the apartment of "granny," an old woman who likes to serve them noodles. Granny also gets into arguments with neighbors and passersby-- Granny likes to talk a lot of trash... and her trash-talking scenes are really funny.The romance scenes drag the plot quite a bit... they aren't very believable, yet they really comprise about half the movie.There is one great action scene at the beginning (at the convenience store) and one great action-to-drama scene near the end, when Brian and Mike finally encounter the gangster subject. In between the movie is uneven, and it's unfortunate, because the cast and director pull those 2 scenes off with style, excitement and grace.The music varies from creepy atmospheric music like that in Memento (which works well) to ridiculous cheezy 80's guitar rock, which sounds terrible, and ruins a few scenes. The previous reviewer likened this to Johnny To's THE MISSION and also BEAST COPS. THE MISSION is far superior to BULLETS OVER SUMMER, and it's a different type of movie altogether. BULLETS OVER SUMMER tries to appeal to everyone, with the romance, drama, comedy, and action. It doesn't have nearly the style or smooth flow of THE MISSION. B.O.S. focuses on the nice-guy clean cut cops, and their nice girlfriends, and the wacky funny granny. You rarely see the shootouts or the bad guys in dark suits, which is a shame. BULLETS OVER SUMMER: 3/5 stars."