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  • Movie: An Inspector Calls
  • Country: Hong Kong
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An Inspector Calls (2015)

6.4
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Ratings: 6.4/10 from 28 users
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Hours before a family's party being thrown for daughter's engagement an inspector shows up at the house. He is investigating the cause of a woman's suicide. ~ Based on an English play of the same name.

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2015
  • Score: 6.4 (scored by 28 users)
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--jjt
3 people found this review helpful
May 19, 2015
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
It's been awhile since I had watched a Hong Kong movie or anything as of that. So I thought to myself, why not watch this? After all, they have veteran actors like Eric Tsang, Louis Koo and Gordon Lam. As well as a great cameo supporting cast (which I had no idea so many of them were in the movie after checking the cast section)

When I began the movie, I didn't have high expectations thinking, "oh my god, this is going to be the best movie with beautifully written scripts and acting!". The reason why is that this is a comedy movie and with actors that are known for acting in silly comedy movies, I knew what I was expecting.

I read that it's based on a UK show with the same title I believe. I have not watched it so I can't say if they're similar in filming. The movie gave off that Sherlock Holmes vibe with the inspector coming into the house for sure though.

This movie definitely funny with the dry humor and slapstick comedy. I'm not sure about others, but I do enjoy those jokes that might be overdone in some movies. This movie didn't do that which I'm glad. I think I laughed louder in the credits because of the NGs.

The plot was great to watch, but at some parts I found myself expecting what was happening and some parts I was confused, but over all I had no trouble following.

*the music didn't give a big impression because i was focused in the acting

If you're looking for an easy casual movie to watch, I recommend choosing this!

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vaberella
0 people found this review helpful
Jul 27, 2017
Overall 3.0
Story 3.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Quick background- I've seen the movie 1982 and 2015 BBC films and listened to the radio recording of the play. It is an extremely serious story that has high relevance on social issues, human responsibility, and common decency; not to mention the selfishness that lives in all people based on jealousy despite wealth, greed, rape, and abuse. Therefore, for me it was an extremely uncomfortable feeling to watch a film that holds such gravitas turn into a comedy; it's awkward.

There was nothing comedic about the original story and the way the story was depicted here, even if it was trying to be comedic, seemed forced, trite, OTT, slap-stick, and just childish. It's a pathetic film that's a slap in the face to the intentional message of the original story. It's lost in this nonsense.

The acting---I can't say anything about the acting. I mean, it's on point. If we're looking at being slap-stick and stupid, yeah they had it down pat. Donnie Yen was great at it...ridiculous and CGI'd. Han Zhang was a surprise. Everyone else was OTT as they should be. No one was on too serious. They were as a ridiculous comedy should be.

Donnie Yen's song was great but out of place--maybe that was the point. It was creepy and kind of gave me a feeling of Twin Peaks there. I just didn't get it's purpose; I figure again it's for comedic effect. I gave it a 1 just for that.

I would never rewatch this film nor recommend it.

Overall, averaging all of the above components (they made me add a 1, but it's still counted as a zero) this adds up to a pathetic 3, just a waste of time. I'd watch the BBC originals in English over and over and over again. The two television versions and the radio version. They're just great film; short and breathtaking. I cried.

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