After a high-tech police van and its passengers are hijacked off Hong Kong’s gleaming streets, two Deputy Commissioners clash over how to handle the crisis. Tense, thrilling and sleekly lensed, Cold War offers a politically tinged cop drama that’s suspenseful from start to finish.
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"Cold War" clearly wants to be "Infernal Affairs" for a post-"Dark Knight" world. The star-studded cast, Nolan-esque establishing shots of Hong Kong harbor, and ceaselessly dramatic music go some ways towards convincing audiences that this is all as important as the filmmakers intend, but at the end of the day it's hard to wring much tension from what amounts to a struggle for power within police bureaucracy.