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  1. Diderot's rating of the film Breaking News

    A stylish and masterfully paced modern cops-and-robbers movie with an ever-more-timely take on relations between the press and government institutions. At times a bit contrived, but the musicality of its editing really keeps you engrossed.

  2. jordan scott's rating of the film Breaking News

    This desperately needs a US remake

  3. David R Williams's rating of the film Breaking News

    Gets a bit repetitious toward the end and the whole media thing is more than slightly heavy handed, yet in our world of 24-hour 7-day a week propaganda machines masquerading as "news" it strikes a definite chord. Some great bullet ballet sequences - especially the opener - but none of the memorable characters which these Asian Actioners are known for. One less star for that failing.

  4. Brent Landon's rating of the film Breaking News

    My favorite part is when they all eat lunch.

  5. Mark Neustadt's rating of the film Breaking News

    Worth watching for the fabulously cynical take on the P.R. priority of the police.

  6. muse_x's rating of the film Breaking News

    Yup, we all cream ourselves over the ten minutes + crane shot, but, to these damaged eyes, Full Time Killah still da bomb, yo

  7. Ghostman's rating of the film Breaking News

    Economical, taut, and smoothly paced; this is another Johnnie To action masterpiece. That opening scene is astonishing.

  8. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Breaking News

    Especially he first eight minutes are exceptional. It is masterly to show such a complex situation in a single shot with a moving camera from one point of the events to the next.

  9. Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film Breaking News

  10. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Breaking News

    To non mi delude mai.Solo il meraviglioso piano iniziale di 10 minuti vale tutto il film,che racconta una banalissima storia di buoni e cattivi con l'ottima trovata della partecipazione dei mass-media,ormai collante di ogni tessuto sociale.To รจ bravissimo nello spaziare tra interni ed esterni,a dosare le sparatorie ed i rallenty senza esagerare e a chiudere il tutto in maniera adeguata.Altra conferma per Johnnie.

  11. Dennis Morgan's rating of the film Breaking News

    Spin! Spin! Spin! I really enjoyed this film as it really explored the idea of how the media manipulates us on a major scale. Everything is a "show". Truth and reality are just a perception.

  12. Ben Mullins's rating of the film Breaking News

    I am in two minds about this film. On one side the soundtrack and, in some places, the acting seemed to hint at soap-opera quality. An average story, with a particularly iffy screenplay. But on the other side, photographically, the composition and editing belie the foundations of the film. The Director of Photography has got this right, whereas everyone else could've done better.

  13. nickolia's rating of the film Breaking News

    That "stunning 10 minute single shot action sequence whose choreography will drop your jaw"? So stunning, in fact, that I had to stop watching in minute 11 and find another film.

  14. Rich Legate's rating of the film Breaking News

    admirable cinematography, however, the storyling and script is rather odd

  15. Sthirabandhu's rating of the film Breaking News

    the best HK action flick since Infernal Affairs, at times very funny, tense and disturbing with the suggestion of how the Police manipulate the media to look good, with echoes of Stephen Kings Novella 'The Running Man' ( tho not the shitty movie of the same name)

  16. Nikola Enchev's rating of the film Breaking News

    Notwithstanding some terrible soundtrack choices Breaking News is an exceptionally well shot action film with a surprising, albeit a bit melodramatic narrative about the media. For that you are probably better off watching "15 minutes" but if you love impossible tracking shots the first 10 minutes are a must.

  17. reeves's rating of the film Breaking News

    entertaining action over story.

  18. Yasser Azmy's rating of the film Breaking News

    the cooking sequence with the family , that was the shit johnnie to love doing and we love to see from him.

  19. Keldon's rating of the film Breaking News

    pretty good stuff, but whats up with the criminals just strolling through the streets and not really bothering to take cover in the beginning gunfights?

  20. Junda Mane's rating of the film Breaking News

    Narrative-wise it's pretty weak, but the cinematography & action scenes are magnificent staged & executed.

  21. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Breaking News

    I loved the first travelling from the street to the bandits' room and Suet Lam and Simon Yam in the supporting cast. Recommended.

  22. Jake Cole's rating of the film Breaking News

    The commentary on the media is just a little inconsistent, but the bravura filmmaking more than makes up for its minimal thematic hiccups. The opening sequence is, of course, filmmaking of a kind no one else can touch, but the brief, warm-but-funny scene of the robbers and their hostages sitting down for a meal before the climax is no less original and striking.

  23. Dave's rating of the film Breaking News

    As an overall film, probably closer to 3/5, but I give it a 4/5 because of To just absolutely putting all other action directors to shame with that opening sequence. A very good film overall, but far more interesting for To's technical prowess than the story.

  24. CJ Roy's rating of the film Breaking News

    "Man, I feel like To just cracked his knuckles and said "Alright motherfuckers, you think you know what filmmaking is?" - Jack Lehtonen on the opening long take.

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