Drug War

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  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 7.0  (10,783)
  • 86

Drug War is a 2012 Hong Kong-Chinese action thriller film directed by Johnnie To and starring Louis Koo, Honglei Sun, and Yi Huang. The film follows a police captain named Zhang Lei (played by Honglei Sun) who is trying to bring down a major drug trafficking organization in China. After arresting a drug lord named Timmy Choi (played by Louis Koo), Zhang Lei strikes a deal with him to help bring down the rest of the organization in exchange for a reduced sentence.

The film opens with a thrilling car chase as drug lord Timmy Choi tries to escape from the police. After crashing his car, he is taken into custody and brought to a hospital where it is discovered that he is suffering from lung cancer. Zhang Lei sees this as an opportunity to take down the entire organization and strikes a deal with Timmy, who agrees to help in exchange for a reduced sentence and treatment for his cancer.

Over the course of the film, we see how Zhang Lei and Timmy's unlikely partnership plays out as they work together to bring down the drug ring. We are introduced to a cast of characters on both sides of the law, ranging from corrupt cops to ruthless drug lords. One of the most interesting aspects of the film is how it portrays the inner workings of the drug trade and the complicated relationships between those involved.

As the investigation progresses, tensions rise and the stakes get higher. The action scenes are intense and well choreographed, with some especially impressive shootouts and car chases. There are also a number of tense scenes involving undercover operations and double-crosses.

What sets Drug War apart from other action thrillers is its attention to detail and realism. The film was shot on location in China and Hong Kong, and the sets and costumes are all incredibly authentic. Director Johnnie To also consulted with real police officers and drug dealers to ensure that the film accurately portrayed the world it was depicting.

The performances from the cast are all excellent, with Louis Koo delivering a standout performance as the morally compromised drug lord, Timmy Choi. Honglei Sun is also great as Zhang Lei, bringing a quiet intensity to the role of the determined police captain. The supporting cast is also strong, with Yi Huang delivering a memorable performance as a drug-addled informant.

Overall, Drug War is a thrilling and well-crafted action film that offers a unique look into the world of drug trafficking in China. With its intense action scenes, authentic setting, and great performances, it is a must-see for fans of the genre.

Drug War is a 2013 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 86.

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