Triad Election (2007) With Mob fever spiked by the return of The Sopranos , now's the perfect time to enjoy the intense Godfather variations of director Johnnie To… 2007-04-25 Drama Foreign Language Louis Koo Simon Yam Tartan
Movie Review

Triad Election (2007)

CORPORATE CRIMINAL Jimmy (Koo) is the new-style businessman aiming to lead the Hong Kong underworld in To's gripping gangster pic Triad Election
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CORPORATE CRIMINAL Jimmy (Koo) is the new-style businessman aiming to lead the Hong Kong underworld in To's gripping gangster pic Triad Election
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Apr 25, 2007; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Louis Koo and Simon Yam; Distributor: Tartan

With Mob fever spiked by the return of The Sopranos, now's the perfect time to enjoy the intense Godfather variations of director Johnnie To (PTU, Breaking News). The Hong Kong workhorse regularly, efficiently turns out two or three movies a year, full of danger, vitality, moral complexity, and amazing camera angles. Triad Election, a muscular sequel to To's riveting 2005 gangster pic Election sets up a violent struggle for power-wielding chairmanship of Hong Kong's consolidated crime families, especially between the incumbent Lok (Simon Yam) and the younger Jimmy (Louis Koo), a pragmatic businessman interested in increased trade with mainland China.

Originally posted Apr 18, 2007 Published in issue #931-932 Apr 27, 2007 Order article reprints