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  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    A very thrilling morality play, handled with operatic panache across complex plotting. It never lets slip, remaining focused, sharp-edged and firm-handed throughout. What a treat. The style is more or less where modern Bond films should be (not disappearing up their own mythology as they have). Having a soft spot for ‘Honkers’ myself helps, although this is far from the air conditioned walkways of Central as you get.

  2. James Mackin's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    I'd say I prefer the Departed (because of Marky Mark), but this is a much tighter film.

  3. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Even if I saw the wonderful remake first (due to how much easier it is accessible) the original deserves even more praise as it was this fillm that gave us the engaging twist and the shock twist ending first. Absorbing characters and the usual fast-paced frentic editing that we are used to see when Hong Kong's finest films are on the screen. The Hollywood adaptaion have better dialogue but the action is tougher here.

  4. jhubbs's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Great thriller, certainly better than the Scorsese remake

  5. miles's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Quite a hongkong paced film, I like what martin did with it.

  6. Nick Potter's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    I wouldn't be upset if The Departed didn't exist because this film is still so good by itself. However, it might be one of the small group of remakes to perhaps surpass the original.

  7. RisuSardonicus's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Do they really play the bagpipes at funerals in Hong Kong?

  8. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    I realized after the film was over that I had accidently hit zoom on my remote and was watching the entire thing in closeup. No wonder all the subtitles didn’t quite fit the screen. Also, the Departed is better.

  9. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Better than The Departed. Impossible storytelling but it's so cool.

  10. turnerBroadcast p3Dr0's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    The Buddha Says: "He who is in Continuous Hell never dies. Longevity is a hardship in Continuous Hell. " The cop who came in from the cold.

  11. ShawnD's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    This is basically a genre picture Martin Scorsese turned into an overlong morality play with The Departed. At just over 100 minutes this hums right along as opposed to the Scorsese version which is almost an hour longer. The plot is absurd and the translations are awkward at times, but the stakes are clear from the start. It's a straightforward yarn that doesn't aim to draw any grand conclusions about society.

  12. David R Williams's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Improbable yet compelling. Heartfelt performances.

  13. 2multo's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Worth watching just to compare it to the Scorsese version. Through my American eyes the cheesy "Good cop" ending hurt.

  14. David Richards's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Excellent crime drama. I haven't seen "The Departed," but I can't imagine that it's any better than this.

  15. KonradK15's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    A good quick-paced entertaining film. There are some lulls in the action, particularly when seemingly out of nowhere a woman who knows the main character pops up. Nevertheless, it is roaring fun.

  16. crystal meff's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    " He who is in Continuous Hell never dies. Longevity is a big hardship in Continuous Hell"

  17. lennoxk's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

  18. Daniel Nguyen's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    I enjoyed this film from beginning to end and thought that the pilot was great as most Chinese crime movies are. The idea of a mole going undercover to investigate on another undercover was a concept I would have never thought of. The film is pretty straight forward and did not contain a plot twist. The acting was phenomenal and the camerawork was great as well. I would recommend watching this Infernal Affairs.

  19. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Very enjoyable. Felt no need to watch 'Departed'. Not a big fan of Scorcese, except for his documentaries.

  20. Chris's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    i think the departed is a bit better (like half a star), this gets a bit too melodramatic sometimes with some really cheesy music and editing

  21. Cláudio Martins da Silva Alves's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    The Hong Kong style hyperbolic editing is a touch exhausting, but this is a superb cop movie that works simultaneously as a morality play about two men who have lost their identity and sense of self. Leung and Lau are glorious and it’s fair to say the film wouldn’t work half as well without their complex and intelligent performances at its center.

  22. smndvdcl's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Scorsese snapped up the concept for its US remake (The Departed). The Hong Kong original remains the better version.

  23. plankton's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

  24. Chihao Tsang's rating of the film Infernal Affairs

    Great film, better than The Departed (which is also good) but not as good.

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