Movie Review: Three (NC16)
Maverick Hong Kong director Johnnie To likes keeping things short and sweet.
Three, his new genre-bending flick, reminds us of his best works Throwdown (2004) and Sparrow (2008), in the same way that it packs stunning visuals and dazzling cinematography into 90 minutes.
Three disparate characters - neurosurgeon Tong (Vicki Zhao), police inspector Chen (Louis Koo) and crazed robber Shun (Wallace Chung) - cross paths amid the hustle and bustle of an emergency room, each armed with their own motivations. The hospital's pristine sanctuary swiftly explodes into a battleground of stress and strife.
Featuring a Mozart riff that sticks in your head and a surreal, slow-mo shootout climax, Three boasts amazing sights and sounds to behold.