Sparrow
Man jeuk
Hong Kong (HK), 2008, 87 minutes, SD
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Sparrow Synopsis

Rival pickpocket gangs face-off on the streets of Hong Kong in his stylish comedy caper from the legendary Johnnie To.


Daily proceedings of a band of pick-pockets are disrupted by the sudden appearance of a beautiful and mysterious lady, who turns the tables on them. Following her trail, the pick-pockets are led to a face-off on the streets of Hong Kong with a rival pick-pocket gang, with both gangs vying for the possession of this enigmatic lady.


“Sparrow simply screams Johnnie To from frame one until its excessive slow-motion pick-pocket finale” - Love HK Film

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Reviewed by vickypierre
Now this I like. Johnnie To is responsible for some of the best action films of recent decades but Sparrow is a different kind of crime film that's lighter, more... more
Now this I like. Johnnie To is responsible for some of the best action films of recent decades but Sparrow is a different kind of crime film that's lighter, more graceful and indebted to the French New Wave. The change of pace is handled well. There are long stretches where you can just sit back and marvel at how well constructed it all is. The stakes aren't as high as you'd usually expect from this director but it's just a fun, sweet, sometimes hilarious ride.
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  • One to watch for robsutcliffe

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  • One to watch for #robsutcliffe#
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  • Ok, rating 4 star with the soundtrack 4.5 stars :]

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  • Stylish, well- crafted and entertaining crime caper with beautiful top class 60s style soundtrack by Xavier Jamaux & Fred Avril

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  • Stylish, well- crafted and entertaining crime caper with beautiful top class 60s style soundtrack by Xavier Jamaux & Fred Avril
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