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Line Walker

Line Walker

Aug. 11, 2016 China108 Min.
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8.2 1,142 votes

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Director

Jazz Boon
Director

Cast

Louis Koo isSiu Yeh
Siu Yeh
Hui Siu-Hung isHei Foon-gor
Hei Foon-gor
Zhang Huiwen isSiu Ying
Siu Ying
Rebecca Zhu isSamantha
Samantha
Zhang Huiwen isSiu Ying / Xiao Ying (as Candy Chang)
Siu Ying / Xiao Ying (as Candy Chang)

Synopsis

The details of undercover police officers are deleted from a police database and a senior officer is left struggling to know who are the undercover officers and who are the criminals.

Line Walker
Line Walker
Line Walker
Original title使徒行者
IMDb Rating6.1 599 votes
TMDb Rating5.6 10 votes

(3) comments

  • tenshi_ippikiookamiNovember 4, 2016Reply

    Average actioner

    ”Line Walker” is another one of the long line of movies with cops,
    crooks and moles. In this case, it is based (continues) the story of a
    TV series where a series of police undercover found their files deleted
    and on the hide, no one knowing they were actually cops. The intro to
    the movie tells us that all the cops where found, but we soon discover
    that there was one left behind.

    From now on we will have the typical game of cat and mouse, where we
    are supposed to find who is a mole, who is a policeman, who is what and
    why and for what purpose. All this has been done before (”Infernal
    Affairs” is an amazing example), but in ”Line Walker” it falls into a
    convoluted plot, that jumps from one place to the other (it feels as if
    some parts of the movie have been cut) and can’t really hold the
    viewer’s attention.

    The actors all do a good job. Louis Koo, Francis Ng, and all the others
    are as charismatic (and blank sometimes) as ever, and bring the story
    to life in its low moments. The action scenes are fine, even though a
    little bit messy sometimes and fall into the
    yes-we-can’t-really-shoot-what-can-we-do problem.

    All in all, it is an average movie, that will be better enjoyed
    (probably) by fans of the TV series.

  • Paul Magne HaakonsenMay 8, 2017Reply

    An entertaining action/crime thriller…

    With this being a Hong Kong movie was already more than enough to grab
    my attention. So when I sat down to watch ”Line Walker” (aka ”Shi tu
    xing zhe”) then it was without knowing what the movie was about.
    However, I did know that it had Louis Koo and Francis Ng on the cast
    list, two of the more renowned Hong Kong actors.

    Usually I am not overly keen on action/crime thrillers, but I do still
    watch them, and I must admit that usually the Hong Kong cinema usually
    do spew out quite good action/crime thrillers. So this genre was
    definitely not a cumbersome anchor to the movie.

    The storyline, was initially quite simple; a group of undercover police
    officers have their true identities revealed because of a leak.
    However, there is more to it than just that. And director Jazz Boon and
    writer Cat Kwan did manage to keep the movie quite interesting and also
    ensured that the audience are thrown curve balls every now and then as
    the story arc takes a surprise turn and twist.

    There is a good amount of action combined with some drama, but also a
    good amount of suspense. So there is something for just about everyone
    to enjoy here.

    Louis Koo did a good job in carrying the movie alongside with Nick
    Cheung. Now, I am not overly familiar with Nick Cheung, but he was
    quite good in ”Line Walker”. I am a big fan of Franic Ng, and he was
    quite good in this movie as well, just a shame that he didn’t have a
    bigger role. I can’t really claim to be familiar with Charmaine Sheh,
    but she also did a good job.

    All in all, if you enjoy a good action crime movie, then ”Line Walker”
    is well-worth sitting down to checking out, regardless of you liking
    the Hong Kong cinema or not.

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