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14 Ratings

That Demon Within

魔警 | Mo Jing

Directed by Dante Lam
Hong Kong, 2014
Action, Crime, Thriller


A dutiful cop, guilt-ridden over saving the life of a gang leader, becomes obsessed with bringing down the crime syndicate of the man he saved.

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That Demon Within Directed by Dante Lam

Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor

Asian Film Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Editor

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

2015 | Winner: Film of Merit

2015 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

What are people saying?

  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film That Demon Within

    That Demon Within starts out intriguingly with its opening scenes and the characterization of those leads, yet the more it diverts from its logline of a cop going after the criminal he saved, it loses its initially intriguing plight. It then overcomplicates itself, the pace slogs, and what starts out as one of Lam's most unique, then just makes you keep on checking your watch. Is this Lam's worst? Perhaps.

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