Hit duo glimpse fresh success

Hit duo glimpse fresh success

Andy Lau Tak-wah and Sammi Cheng Sau-man, who played two overweight Hongkongers living in Japan in 2000's Needing You, are one of the most-loved on-screen couples in Hong Kong cinema history. They recently reunited for Johnnie To Kei-fung's cop romantic comedy, Blind Detective.

Former policeman Johnston (Lau), retired from the force after losing his eyesight, becomes a private detective investigating cold cases. During the course of his work, at the scene of a crime, he meets Ho Ka-tung (Cheng), a sporty, all-action policewoman.

Ho, noticing Johnston's intelligence and instinct, hires him for a private job and Johnston accepts.

In Blind Detective Lau, the more realistic actor, does a tremendous job of matching Cheng's habitual boundless energy, even if the film struggles to find a consistent style.

Over-the-top laughs lurk around every corner, although if director To could just have loosened up a little more and let the absurdity take over, Blind Detective could have been an even more enjoyable ride than it undoubtedly is.

YP Rating: 3/5



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