Exiled Exiled , by noted director Johnnie To ( Triad Election ), is one of those wearisome Hong Kong action movies where characters engage in Mexican… Exiled Exiled , by noted director Johnnie To ( Triad Election ), is one of those wearisome Hong Kong action movies where characters engage in Mexican… 2007-08-31 R PT113M Foreign Language Mystery and Thriller Francis Ng Anthony Wong Simon Yam Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Exiled (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
MAGNUM FORCED Johnnie To's gangster flick Exiled is more interested in faux cool than genuine heat
MAGNUM FORCED Johnnie To's gangster flick Exiled is more interested in faux cool than genuine heat
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Aug 31, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 113 Minutes; Genres: Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller; With: Francis Ng and Anthony Wong; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Exiled, by noted director Johnnie To (Triad Election), is one of those wearisome Hong Kong action movies where characters engage in Mexican standoffs not so much to ratchet up excitement or generate tension but rather to look cool for as long as possible. To's main characters — a pack of childhood friends-turned-gangsters on opposite sides of the gun, posed more than once to look like the guys from The Wild Bunch — make unloading their weapons look like an especially silly form of interpretative dance.

Originally posted Aug 29, 2007 Published in issue #952 Sep 07, 2007 Order article reprints
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