Movie Review: Line Walkers
If you love whodunits, Hong Kong action flick Line Walker, adapted from the 2014 TVB series of the same name, is exciting and captivating enough to keep you riveted to the end.
Undercover cop Ding (Charmaine Sheh) is tasked to find a mysterious undercover agent who goes by the code name Blackjack. Working with Q-Sir (Francis Ng), Ding infiltrates the triads. Soon, she realises that the elusive man she's looking for is either of two notorious gang members, Siu Ye (Louis Koo) or Ah Lam (Nick Cheung).
I love the film's swift pacing, slick visuals and precise attention to detail. My only gripe is that it contains a number of irritating bickering scenes between Sheh and Ng, in the unfortunate traditional vein of old-school TVB dramas. Seriously, audiences can do without those.