- Jun 05
- Soi Cheang’s ACCIDENT: U.S Blu-ray review
- Posted by Deljhp - 05/06/12 at 04:06 PM
Director: Soi Cheang. Review: Chris Sawin.
Fatal accidents occur every day. Somebody dies in a car wreck, it's ruled as an accident with no foul play, and everyone moves on with their lives. But what if there were people out there who staged accidents? People who can be hired like hit men to take out a certain individual for the right price and through very precise planning make the entire thing look like it wasn't pre-meditated? That's exactly what Ho Kwok-fai, "The Brain," (Louis Koo) and his team does, but when one of his men is killed during a mission, Brain begins to suspect that he's a target of an "accident" choreographed by somebody else. Are Brain's suspicions justified or are they just paranoid delusions?
When you first start watching "Accident," it almost feels like a Chinese version of "Final Destination." Thankfully, the film wastes little time revealing that Brain and his team plan every mission to the last, excruciating detail and are always overly careful not to get caught. Everything needs to be just right in order for the mission to even be pulled off; otherwise Brain is quick to pull the plug. The thriller is only partially able to get thrilling throughout its duration. Things heat up whenever somebody dies, which the film doesn't shy away from showing huge puddles of blood or somebody getting run over and mangled by a moving car. Watching Brain's team fall apart from within is also kind of intriguing. You're not entirely sure if somebody really is trying to betray Brain or if he's just imagining it...Continue review.
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