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Drug War
7.6
/10
863 Ratings

DRUG WAR

Du zhan

Directed by Johnnie To
Hong Kong, China, 2012
Crime

Synopsis

When drug lord Timmy Choi is captured, a deal to help Captain Zhang and his team bust a major cocaine ring could save him from the death penalty. But as the raid of the ironclad drug factory is set in motion, Zhang starts to suspect that Choi isn’t truly betraying his partners.

Synopsis

When drug lord Timmy Choi is captured, a deal to help Captain Zhang and his team bust a major cocaine ring could save him from the death penalty. But as the raid of the ironclad drug factory is set in motion, Zhang starts to suspect that Choi isn’t truly betraying his partners.

Our take

An edge-of-your-seat police procedural from Johnnie To, this relentlessly exciting thriller finds the genre maestro operating at the top of his game. Barely pausing for breath in its cat-and-mouse rampage through a morally-skewed universe, Drug War is a masterclass in action staging and efficiency.