毒戰 (Drug War) (Blu-ray release 2013-6-18) is a Chinese movie made by Hong Kong filmmakers.  The movie shows a drug factory owner cooperating with the police in order to avoid death sentence.  Naturally the police does not trust him completely and had to watch him at all times.  The movie shows incredible details about the operations around drugs.  The first two acts are excellent drama, then it is followed by the director’s signature shooting.  I do not think the final act makes sense, but I don’t see other critics complaining about this.  Most Hong Kong critics focus on the hidden political commentary of this movie – at the end, Hong Kong has no freedom, and its fate is seriously bad.

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