Infamous thief Cheung Tan miscalculated during a heist and was apprehended and imprisoned as a result. Three years later, Cheung enlists his longtime partner Chen Xiao Bao and new recruit Red Ye to steal precious jewels in Europe under the watchful eyes of French detective, Pierre, who has been hot on Cheung's trails for many years.
After testing their skills and agility, Cheung finds the buyer of the jewels, King Kong, leader of a criminal organization and a father to Cheung. After the two reunite, Cheung receives a new mission. At the same time, in order to bring Cheung and his gang to justice, Pierre persuades Cheung's ex-girlfriend, Amber, who had to develop hatred from love towards Cheung, to join the hunt.
From Cannes to Prague, a game of cat and mouse across Europe begins. After a series a close combat, Pierre was able to gradually grasp into Cheung's whereabouts. And as everyone is about to get close to the target, Cheung's true plan also gradually surfaces.
Cast & Credits
In short it can be said that, Andy Lau Tak-wah plays Zhang, a master thief intent on tracking down the rat who put him in jail after a spoiled brawl five years ago. While a Paris obsessive pole Jean Reno is hot on his trail, the film is really more about the sad plans of stealing a "last job" from Zhang to two pieces of rare jewelry. Restricted by an innocent script with good cast but stuck with fickle and fickle roles in a film that stands out.
This is one of the films that tries to be smarter than the audience in the sense that we're just mindless fools not paying any attention to the story and who wouldn't blame them considering this story fails to attract any attention as you watch it.
It follows a thief who's been in the slammer for five years and gets released only to start thieving again... like two minutes after his release. Right away, plausibility thrown into the deepest part of space. Questions like what's he been doing the whole time in prison or how is it a master thief only gets five years? He's probably not that good considering he got caught--questions like those are ignored all throughout so don't bother asking.
Everyone in this plays such a cliche role where nothing surprisingly happens and when something does, you see it even before the movie was written. It's not remotely mysterious in any form. All the twists and turns are so choreographed that it's not even natural, that the actors are just going through the motions, getting a hefty paycheck with little to no motivation to push what they know is a poor story.
If this was the last movie on Earth, I'd find something better to do. Read a book, fool around with a significant other. There are better things in life than to waste two hours watching the cheesiest heist film in all of cinematic history.