films seen
24
average score
3.06*
nationality
Hong Kong - 54 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of Hong Kong's chief modern action directors. Dante Lam works primarily in the commercial sphere, but does so with full conviction and a strong personal signature. While he directed few true masterpieces, his films offer plenty of unadulterated fun.

The good stuff

Fire of Conscience poster

Fire of Conscience

by Dante Lam
Also known as
For Lung
Specifics
Hong Kong [2010] - 106 mins
Genre
Thriller
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4.0

Dante Lam finally delivers a film that mixes enjoyable, adrenaline-inducing action coupled with a more stylish and classy exterior.

Solid pieces

Operation Red Sea poster

Operation Red Sea

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Hong Hai Hang Dong
Specifics
China, Morocco [2018] - 142 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller, War
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3.5

Chinese equivalent of Hollywood's patriotic war cinema. There's quite a lot of cheese to wade through, but the action scenes are pretty brilliant. Graphic, explosive and exciting, then again with Dante Lam in the driver seat that isn't too big of a surprise. Switch off your brain and enjoy.

Operation Mekong poster

Operation Mekong

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Mei Gong He Xing Dong
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2016] - 123 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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3.5
That Demon Within poster

That Demon Within

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Mo Jing
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2014] - 111 mins
Genre
Action, Crime
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3.5
The Viral Factor poster

The Viral Factor

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Jik Zin
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2012] - 122 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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3.5
The Stool Pigeon poster

The Stool Pigeon

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Sin Yan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2010] - 113 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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3.5
Sniper poster

Sniper

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Sun Cheung Sau
Specifics
Hong Kong [2009] - 90 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
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3.5
The Beast Stalker poster

The Beast Stalker

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Ching Yan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2008] - 109 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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3.5
Sparkling Red Star poster

Sparkling Red Star

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Shanshan De Hongxin Haizi De Tiankong
Specifics
China [2007] - 90 mins
Genre
Animation, War
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3.5
Undercover Hidden Dragon poster

Undercover Hidden Dragon

by Gordon Chan, Dante Lam
Also known as
Ji Jern Mo Lai
Specifics
Hong Kong [2006] - 99 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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3.5
Heat Team poster

Heat Team

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Chung Fung Hum Jun
Specifics
Hong Kong [2004] - 99 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Comedy
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3.5
The Twins Effect poster

The Twins Effect

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Chin Gei Bin
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 88 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Horror, Romance
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3.5
Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone poster

Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Kong Woo Giu Gap
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 111 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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3.5
Beast Cops poster

Beast Cops

by Gordon Chan, Dante Lam
Also known as
Yeshou Xingjing
Specifics
Hong Kong [1998] - 110 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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3.5

The inoffensive

Unbeatable poster

Unbeatable

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Ji Zhan
Specifics
China, Hong Kong [2013] - 122 mins
Genre
Action, Sports
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3.0
1:99 Shorts poster

1:99 Shorts

by Fruit Chan, Teddy Chan, Stephen Chow, Wai-Keung Lau, Joe Ma, Alan Mak, Johnnie To, Brian Tse, Hark Tsui, Ka-Fai Wai, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law, Dante Lam, Adam Wong, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Gordon Chan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 70 mins
Genre
Animation, Comedy, Drama
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3.0

Commissioned anthology that was made to lift the spirit of Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. The who's who of Hong Kong cinema participated, but the result is a little uneven. Not too surprising considering the exterior motives behind this anthology, and there are a couple of worthwhile entries, but overall it's probably best to lower your expectations when watching this.

Naked Ambition poster

Naked Ambition

by Hing-Ka Chan, Dante Lam
Also known as
Ho Ching
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 121 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Storm Rider: Clash of the Evils poster

Storm Rider: Clash of the Evils

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Feng Yu Jue
Specifics
China [2008] - 98 mins
Genre
Animation, Action, Adventure
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2.5
Hit Team poster

Hit Team

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Chung Chong Ging Chaat
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 94 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5
Runaway poster

Runaway

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Chow Tau Yau Liu
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 99 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy
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2.5
Option Zero poster

Option Zero

by Dante Lam
Also known as
G4 Te Gong
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 109 mins
Genre
Action
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2.5

Dante Lam's first film is no masterpiece, but it's a decent genre exercise with a solid balance between drama and action. It's a pretty standard film with few stand-out moments, but the action sequences should be enough to entertain the average action fan. It's pretty decent filler, but little more than that.

Dubious filler

Love on the Rocks poster

Love on the Rocks

by Hing-Ka Chan, Dante Lam
Also known as
Luen Ching Go Gup
Specifics
Hong Kong [2004] - 103 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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2.0

Plain forgettable

To the Fore poster

To the Fore

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Po Feng
Specifics
Hong Kong [2015] - 125 mins
Genre
Drama, Sport
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1.5
Tiramisu poster

Tiramisu

by Dante Lam
Also known as
Luen Oi Hang Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 111 mins
Genre
Fantasy, Romance
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