Rent Mad Detective (2007)

3.6 of 5 from 96 ratings
1h 26min
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Synopsis:
2007's largest grossing film at the Hong Kong box office - the smash hit Mad Detective - is one of the freshest and most satisfying films from that country in a decade. The traditional Hong Kong police film is turned on its head: the imaginative twist being Detective Bun (a role created for Lau Ching Wan) who has the ability to 'see' people's inner personalities or 'hidden ghosts'. Breaking new ground and establishing breathtaking cinematic rules, Johnnies To's latest giddily entertaining collaboration with Wai Ka Fai radically raises the level of storytelling in modern film.
Actors:
, , , , , Choi-ning Lee, , , , , , , Ling To Yuen, , , , , , ,
Directors:
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Producers:
Johnny To, Ka-Fai Wai
Voiced By:
Pou-Soi Cheang, Florence Kwok, Panda Ivy
Writers:
Ka-Fai Wai, Kin-Yee Au
Aka:
Sun taam
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Hong Kong, Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/11/2008
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
Cantonese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original UK theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/11/2008
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
Cantonese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Gorgeous high-definition transfer supervised by the directors
  • Q&A with Johnnie To at the Cinematheque Franchise - 35 minutes
  • Exclusive cast interviews shot during the Far East Rim Festival with Lau Ching Wan and Lam Suet (Udine, Italy. April 2008) - 14 minutes
  • Interview with Johnnie To (France, March 2008) - 21 minutes
  • Original UK theatrical trailer

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Reviews (2) of Mad Detective

Hong Kong Cops - Mad Detective review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/12/2008

Interesting addition to the Hong Kong crime genre. Detective Bun may have retired, but he cannot turn off his unique police instincts. Called back into the force to help with an unsolved case, he soon is on the trail of a killer with multiple personalities.

Shot in a stark cold style. I did enjoy the Mad Detective, but not as much as I really had expected. It tries to be a little too clever and offbeat for its own good. Yet an interesting alternative to those tired of Hard Boiled offerings.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Worst To film ever - Mad Detective review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
03/05/2019

To say fans of director Johnny To will be disappointed is an understatement. This may have been the biggest Hong Kong box-office draw of 2007, but it’s a complete non-event from start to finish. The so-called “mad detective” is neither exciting nor funny. He’s just boring. The whole film has no life in it at all. You’d at least expect some good action from To, but even the contrived climax just washes past. A real downer. Inexplicably bad.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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