March 23, 2021
There aren't many Stephen Chow films left I haven't seen, but once in a while one of them pops up. Look Out, Officer isn't one of Hong Kong's absolute highlights, but if you're craving some Chow comedy it's a perfectly capable film that is sure to provide the entertainment you're looking for.
The story is basic. A cop gets killed during a police investigation. It was made to look like he committed suicide, so before he can go to heaven he has to prove his innocence. He returns to haunt the living to find the one who can clear his name. And that's where Stephen Chow steps in.
Chow's typical brand of comedy is fully present. With the help of Stanley Fung and Bill Tung he brings a lightness to the film that is unique to Chow. Sze Yu Lau's direction is a little inconspicuous, and it does feel like a cut-and-paste job from a bunch of other (more popular) films, but I've come to a point where I welcome even the more basic Chow comedies and Look Out, Officer didn't let me down in the slightest.