Reviewed by: STSH
Before I completely blast this film, I'll just mention a few good points.
* The scenes between Simon and Anita are mostly very moving, and they seem to have soe good chemistry going.
* This is so far the only time I've seen Dicky Cheung play a straight (ie. non-comedy) role, and he does a pretty good job of it. Of course, his character does go goofy sometimes. He's also the only actor I've seen to appear full frontal nude (including porn actors). However, his dangly bits are pixellated out (sorry girls).
* Rarely-seen actress Sarah Lee is quite charming as Cookie. She's the only character I really felt for.
Okay, praise over. Apart from a few bright or coherent spots, this film sucks. All the fem characters are treated appalingly in this film, mostly by the men. This bad treatment is completely gratuitous and the script doesn't even try to justify it. Also, Simon Yam's character going from cocky (with good reason) to simpering back to cocky is hard to accept.
I initially wondered why the hell this movie was rated Cat III. There's absolutely no nudity or sex, and the violence is hardly above average. But the amount of bleeping (i.e. editing out rude words) is incredible. I think it even beats GIRLS IN THE HOOD. At times, the dialogue sounds more like morse code than speech.
There are numerous holes in the script. For instance, a character has his ear hacked off in one scene, but it magically re-appears in the following. Also, how Anita's character was able to afford a BMW is never explained. This is weird.
I'll admit that by the last 20 minutes or so, things gelled somewhat and the story flowed a lot better. But so much of what preceded it just grated.
I cannot recommend this film.
Reviewed by Tai Seng Catalog
Pow was once a famed pimp dubbed "The Prince Of Portland St." butnow he is only known as "Silly Pow" after a street fight left him brain damaged. His best friend Tau and his girl sidekick Yiu help him to regain his life in this dramatic actioner.
Reviewed by Steve Spinali
Scrappy streetfighter Brother Po (Simon Yau) and his best friend Brother Biggie are 'pimps' who fight off triads as fiercely as they do serious relationships. Po injures his head in a rumble and turns into a mental ten-year old. Later, he injures his head again, and becomes normal in the nick of time for the big fight. In the final scenes, both guys come to realize the errors of their ways and have a big rooftop party to marry the girls in their lives -- a touching scene -- just before a triad guy blows them all away. A movie that really blows hot and cold, but mostly just blows.