More to the title than you think
Zachary | 07/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie really is about two gay "brothers." Not biological brothers of course. The Chinese use the term brother to mean a good friend in a lot of movies. The movie starts with Chow Yun-fat's character stealing rice and then a girl in the orphange catches him and tells him never to steal again. Well, the girl leaves and little chow turns into a criminal. Chow yun's "brother" get's into trouble when he kills a rival gang bosses brother. the boss sends him on a mission and then doesn' want to pay up when he completes it. in the meantime both of the "brothers" find love. yun-fat finds the girl of his child hood and alan tang's character falls in love with a singer. when they return chow yun-fat wants to go straight and moves to hong kong to run a convenience store. when their good friend's son is killed, yun-fat must return to help his "brother" fight the rival boss. I couldn't really tell if this movie was a parody on John Woo's use of homosexual undertones or if it was a genuine movie about two men who loved each other more than their respective female parteners. you make the call. this movie is really violent and interesting. worth watching."
A Good Heroic Bloodshed Film
Derek Reed | Sacramento, CA | 03/16/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A basic story of two gangster brothers is a springboard for some good action sequences/gun fights. Chow Yun-Fat plays the younger brother who seeks to get out of the life of crime. Alan Tang is his older brother who wants nothing more than to remain a Triad boss. Turf Wars erupt into violence. Chow leaves the Triad, only to return to save his brother. A lesser known Chow Yun-Fat film, with a good, simple story and a great action finale. Worth a look."