films seen
6
average score
2.91*
nationality
Hong Kong - 73 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Final Victory

by Patrick Tam
Also known as
Zui Hou Sheng Li
Specifics
1987 / 93m - Hong Kong
Genre
Crime, Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Final Victory poster

The inoffensive

After This Our Exile

by Patrick Tam
Also known as
Fu Zi
Specifics
2006 / 121m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
After This Our Exile poster

My Heart Is That Eternal Rose

by Patrick Tam
Also known as
Sha Shou Hu Die Meng
Specifics
1989 / 90m - Hong Kong
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
My Heart Is That Eternal Rose poster

A film that reminded me of Wong Kar-Wai, Johnnie To and John Woo. Quite a handful, sadly Tam isn't as great a director. The terrible score, mediocre performances and lack of slick editing downgrade this film from what could've been a masterpiece. The potential was there, the execution was a little lacking though.

The Sword

by Patrick Tam
Also known as
Ming Jian
Specifics
1980 / 85m - Hong Kong
Genre
Action, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Sword poster

Patrick Tam's first film is a nice showcase of his talents. It's a pretty basic martial arts film, but executed with considerable attention to detail. What it gains in proper cinematography and acting though, it loses in pure adrenaline. The drama in between can get pretty cheesy, but apart from that this is a solid effort.

Worthy but flawed

Nomad

by Patrick Tam, Terry Tong
Also known as
Lie Huo Qing Chun
Specifics
1982 / 96m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Romance, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Nomad poster

Love Massacre

by Patrick Tam
Also known as
Ai Sha
Specifics
1981 / 91m - Hong Kong
Genre
Mystery, Romance
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Love Massacre poster

Patrick Tam does his best to deliver a stylish thriller, but his attempt isn't entirely successful. The film is a little too reliant on the plot, not all actors are up to the task and visually it's a mixed bag. It's definitely better than the average Hong Kong genre effort, but despite some decent moments the film fails to engage.