Du Xia Da Zhan Lasi Weijiasi
1999 / 93m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama
The Conmen in Vegas poster


October 17, 2008


Second entry in the Conman series. And as you can see from the title, there are multiple con men now, and they are in Vegas. Prepare yourself for another Jing Wong gambling film, this time with Andy Lau in the lead. The result is pretty amusing, as with most Jing Wong gambling flicks, but the film itself is hardly essential.

King is back on the right path, but not long after he is contacted by the Chinese government. He is asked to find Peter Chu, who fled the country with 40 million in his pocket. King trails the man and ends up in Vegas, the biggest gambling paradise in the world. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what happens next.

Lau is a strong lead, Chan and Cheung can't quite match him. There are some fun parodies, Jing Wong makes another cameo and the tone is light and breezy. All quite expected. The big chase at the end feels a bit haphazard though and it gets rather dull after a while. Decent enough entertainment, but little more than filler.