Doctor No...
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Albert Mak.

The good doctor Rock (Stephen Ma) can't remember whether he is a killer or not, but he starts out chained to violent prisoner Blackie Ko when he overpowers the guard and drags the helpless doctor to freedom. Blackie helps him get back on his feet, open a clinic, while at the same time he befriends a young prostitute and an older woman. The cops close in as his memories return. The first twenty minutes are very promising, but then it sags in the middle as action is put on the bottom shelf and exchanged for romantic drama. A good supporting cast, including Yoyo Mung, Blackie Ko, Lam Suet, and the not so good Jerry Lamb keep things moving along, but the biggest standout of this film is the soundtrack -- a couple of really excellent chant and music tracks bring a lot of tension and depth to the most ordinary of scenes.

Rating: Marginally Recommended (Marginally Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 08, 2004.

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