Tokyo Raiders

Tokyo Raiders is a 2000 Hong Kong action film set in Hong Kong and Tokyo, directed by Jingle Ma and starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Ekin Cheng and Kelly Chen. The success of the film led to the making of its sequel, Seoul Raiders, in 2005. Notably, the film was the last film to ever be released on LaserDisc, being released in September 2001.[2]

Tokyo Raiders
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Film poster
Traditional Chinese東京攻略
Simplified Chinese东京攻略
Hanyu PinyinDōng Jīng Gōng Lüè
JyutpingDung1 Ging1 Gung1 Leok6
Directed byJingle Ma
Screenplay bySusan Chan
Felix Chong
Produced byRaymond Chow
StarringTony Leung Chiu-wai
Ekin Cheng
Kelly Chen
Cecilia Cheung
Toru Nakamura
Hiroshi Abe
Kumiko Endoh
CinematographyJingle Ma
Chan Chi-ying
Edited byKwong Chi-leung
Music byPeter Kam
Distributed byGolden Harvest Pictures (China) Ltd.
Release date
  • January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguagesCantonese
Japanese
English
Box officeHK$28 million[1]

Plot

Cast

Reception

Derek Elley of Variety wrote that it "makes up in personality and an overall light, jokey tone what it lacks in sheer action smarts."[1] Time Out London wrote, "Made to order for Chinese New Year release, this charmless action-comedy would like to be Charade but hasn't a clue how to handle plot structure, characterisation or secret-identity twists."[3] Keith Phipps of The A.V. Club wrote that it "delivers the mix of humor, action, and style promised, though not delivered, by the big-screen version of Charlie's Angels".[4] Beyond Hollywood wrote, "Aside from an overbearing soundtrack and a hackneyed plot with too many silly twists, Tokyo Raiders is good for a laugh."[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Elley, Derek (23 October 2000). "Review: 'Tokyo Raiders'". Variety. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Tokyo Raiders on LDDB". Laserdisc Database.
  3. ^ "Tokyo Raiders". Time Out London. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. ^ Phipps, Keith (19 April 2002). "Tokyo Raiders". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Tokyo Raiders (2000) Movie Review". BeyondHollywood.com. 11 May 2002. Retrieved 15 July 2014.

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