4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good start, flat ending.,
This review is from: Shanghai [DVD] (DVD)
The first 20 minutes are very impressive. The sets, the 'noir', the women, it all has that slick sexy feel of a really good thriller. They develop an excellent plot line that has great potential and it feels like you are building up to a satisfying denouement, which .... never happens. The film completely loses its way with 20 minutes to go. The main plot line is wasted and sort of drops out of sight, the main characters deteriorate into comic book simplicity. Ah well, I enjoyed the first hour or so.
Less shoot-outs and more plot and it could have been excellent.
The film has subtitles available.