The Place For The Latest Movie Reviews
Police Detective Don Lee (Nick Leung) makes a bad call, causing a close informant to be injured. A year later, he must locate a new man to go undercover inside a jewel-theft ring. Ghost, Jr. (Nicholas Tse) doesn't want to do it, but Lee can offer deals and apply pressure that makes it hard to say no. Lee makes decisions based on the progress of his case, but not always at the benefit of his informant. Ghost must play a role, but can't decline the chance to do what's right.
"The Stool Pigeon" can at times be thrilling, suspenseful and even action-packed but even with all that there's a few other things that make this one so special and they are what seperates it from other films in the genre. One of them is that the film is character-driven, each and everyone you meet in the film you know enough about to care for in one way or another. The other is that there is a moral dilemma in also every situation, the two main characters, Detective Don Lee and Ghost, Jr are both men that have made bad decisions in the past and their both looking to find their own inner peace and redemption. It's those things that make "The Stool Pigeon" a thought-provoking yet still exciting action/thriller. Nick Leung and Nicholas Tse are both amazing in the film as the Detective and Informant. Tse went on to win the award for best actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards, the film was also nominated for best picture and after seeing it you will understand why.
If you're a fan of Asian cinema then this is a no-brainer but even if you're more mainstream Hollywood you will enjoy this one, if has everything any Hollywood cop movie has to offer and more. To go on about the story would only ruin an amazing cinematic experience so all I have to say is pick this up today you will be glad you did. An pulse-pounding action film that will leave you thinking long after it's over.
Available on a Single DVD and Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, both come with Special Features that include:
Original Language: Cantonese
Dubbed Language: English
Extras: English language, Deleted Scenes, Behind The Scenes, Making Of, Trailer
Released by Well Go USA
***** Out Of *****