Also known as
Di Shi Pan Guan
Specifics
Hong Kong [1993] - 89m
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directed by
More info on
rating
2.0*/5.0*
Taxi Hunter poster

Watches

March 15, 2011

2.0*/5.0*

I expected quite a bit from Taxi Hunter. Collaborations between Yau and Wong are usually pretty explosive, especially when Wong is allowed to play a trippy character. All those requirements are met here, but the film still ends up a little underwhelming. It's not their worst film together, but it's difficult to not be a little disappointed with the result.

Wong plays a sweet and caring businessman. He has a family which he loves dearly. His life is turned upside down when a careless taxi driver hits his pregnant wife, leaving Wong to fend for himself. When he hears about another incident with a cab driver, he figures it's time to teach them a lesson. He gets a little crazy and goes on a murderous rampage.

Wong's performance is nice, comedy fans will also be interested to see Man-tat Ng in a very memorable role. All the ingredient were there to make this a memorable little genre flick, but it's just not as crazy or out there as it could've been. Yau fans should definitely give this film a shot, it's just that I expected more.

More by the director