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Shi Hong is a brilliant mathematics teacher who is a recluse but likes the active company of his neighbor, divorcee Chen Jing and her young daughter through the thin walls. When Fu Jian, Chen Jing's abusive ex-husband, suddenly shows up trying to extort money from Chen Jing, threatening both her and her daughter, the situation spirals out of control and Fu Jian is killed. Shi Hong offers to help Chen Jing and her daughter cover up the crime, but when his former classmate and police consultant, Tang Chuan, becomes involved in investigating the murder, Shi Hong must betray his friend's trust and involve himself in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game that reveals the depths of his feelings for Chen Jing and her daughter. (Source: Wikipedia) ~~ Adapted from the novel "The Devotion of Suspect X" (容疑者Xの献身) by Higashino Keigo (东野圭吾). Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 246 users)
  • Ranked: #4779
  • Popularity: #10361
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Apr 30, 2018
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
There is this saying in Chinese entitled, Ren Suan Bu Ru Tian Suan (Man proposes but God disposes) that came to my mind as soon as I finished watching this movie. Throughout the movie, we see how a man could calculate all he wants and yet there are things or aspects in life that one could not be able to calculate to the dot and in this case especially a person's heart as well as what a person views as valuable/meaningful. I think the story plot was well laid out from beginning, slowly but surely building up to the few possibilities the audience might be able to grasp and catch if they pay enough attention. To me, it would be one of the reason why this movie would worth a rewatching - i.e., to retrace the steps and clues while putting yourself in their shoes. I really like the conversations and interactions between the two main characters, both as genius trying to calculate each other moves. The metaphorical conversations between them were insightful and beautiful for me. In terms of acting, both WangKai and Edward Zhang shine in their respective roles especially Edward in expressing Shi Hong's nonverbals - for someone who appeared emotionless but yet trapped in seas of emotions when fall in too deep in the maze of mind and end goal. I must say though that it did appear somewhat the truth was told in a rush manner - a sudden pick up contrast from the slow laid out from the beginning, which if would have been made more engaging (to match with the tempo set so far between the two MCs) then would be a more digestible solution out of the many solutions up the mountain.

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2 people found this review helpful
Apr 1, 2020
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Overall 6.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I have read the novel this movie was based on and one thing is for sure: I HATE how they adapted it.

The only good thing I can say say is that Wang Kai was okay! He definitely got part of the essence of Prof. Yukawa (his original name in the novel). Shi Hong unfortunately did not live to my expectation of his novel counterpart, and I absolutely disliked the extreme woodenness of his character and illogical decision making. How they established Shi Hong and Chen Jing's relationship was also not as well shown as it was in the novel as well. They cut out some great parts from the book, and added things for dramatic purpose which was COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY to me.

BOTTOM LINE: PLEASE READ THE BOOK. It is so much better.

PS: I might edit this review when I watch its other adaptations.

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  • Movie: The Devotion of Suspect X
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 246 users)
  • Ranked: #4779
  • Popularity: #10361
  • Watchers: 679

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