Saam Bat Gun
2008 / 91m - Hong Kong
Action, Thriller
Chaos poster


July 21, 2014


An interesting little genre film, that manages to surprise for an hour or so. After that the energy starts to seep out of the film and Yau struggles to keep things engaging, but as this type of film is relatively uncommon for Hong Kong, I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. This deserves a remake with a bigger budget.

A cop apprehends a thief. On their way to the station they end up on Crow's land. Crow and his gang take the two men hostage, suspecting that one of them is a cop. Unsure of their identities, he decides to execute them both. But then one of his gang members steps forward, claiming to know a way out of his conundrum.

With very little Yau succeeds in creating a pretty tight and claustrophobic post-apocalyptic setting. The actors do a decent job, the CG is good enough and the plot is intriguing. The lack of budget ultimately fails the film as Yau is not the man to keep on innovating on a shoestring budget, but if you're looking for something slightly different, this is certainly worth a shot.