Directed by Johnnie To
Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence. Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons. After a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei). Now, he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. But as the uneasy allies rush to execute a months-long operation in just a few days, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits. As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether Zhang or Choi actually has the upper hand.
A dealer turns informant in action master Johnnie To's explosive crime story.
Cast: Louis Koo, Sun Honglei, Huang Yi, Li Jing
The tension never pauses, I loved this movie! The good guy dies in the end, but at least the bastard cop dies, too.
Drug War is a competently made, police procedural flick. It boasts solid acting, an intriguing plot and a solitary good gunfight towards the end of the movie. Although many of the characters seem to blend together because they're all wearing the same clothes and some of them have their names said once throughout the entire movie and it's hard to know who is on which side. The movie also serious lacks in action, do not go in expecting a Takashi Miike or Police Story-type movie.