Conman 2002
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by Aman Chang.


Nick Cheung stars as the unluckiest man alive. When he starts dating the sister of a top gambler (Stephen Fung), the gambler decides to use his bad luck to make him his student. Some moments are mildly amusing but gambling movies live or die by their end competition, and here producer Wong Jing and director Aman Chang show themselves to be dried up and all out of ideas. After an uninspired parody of THE WEAKEST LINK we are treated to a fixed soccer match, and our heroes win the day using the exact same gambit that was used in the original Conman just a few years ago. Its too bad. The first twenty minutes set up some interesting characters and conflicts, but then it was as if no one had finished the script and they all just ad libbed the rest in a day and went home. Easily the worst of Wong Jing's gambling movies, and that's quite an accomplishment.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 18, 2004.


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