Directed by Johnnie To
Four men gather outside an apartment complex, each waiting for the same man to arrive. Two are sent to take this man out; two are there to save him. The target suggests a last job to set his wife and child up before his execution. The group agrees and set off to pull the biggest heist of their lives.
Four men gather outside an apartment complex, each waiting for the same man to arrive. Two are sent to take this man out; two are there to save him.
Cast: Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng
Kind of stale. Ending was sort of interesting though.
I greatly enjoy many of the foreign, subtitled movies that Shudder offers, and I can now add "Exiled" to that list! I do admit that if I had not stumbled upon this film here, I probably would not have sought it out, simply because it's not my usual genre of movie-- but after watching it, I'm glad that Shudder decided to offer it. "Exiled" is a tense, suspenseful film with some good twists and turns, and, even more so, some of the best "action/shoot 'em up" scenes that I have seen in quite some time. Most modern American action films focus so much on loud, near-deafening booms and crashes that they don't leave much room for tension or suspense anymore. This movie does not make that mistake. I see many complaints here that this is not a horror film. That is true, but Shudder does not claim to be a "horror-only" streaming service. By the definition on its own website, Shudder is "The only premium streaming service for both casual and super fans of thrillers, suspense and horror." This is a very good suspense/gangster/action movie with quite a few "thriller" moments. It also has a bit of humour and surprising emotion at certain points. As one who comes here mainly for horror, I wouldn't want "Exiled" to be the main, predominant type of movie on Shudder's roster, but I'm glad that at least a few of these kinds of very high-quality suspense movies are offered here. As for foreign films on Shudder, I say, keep them coming, subtitles and all! I enthusiastically give "Exiled" four skulls out of five!
this is not a horror film, not even a thriller really either. i dont care for westerns