Director: Johnnie To
Starring: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng
RunTime: 1 hr 40 mins
Released By: Shaw
Date: 21 October 2004
and successful businesswoman Mrs. Thief (Sammi Cheng) can
hardly turn down business tycoon Steve’s marriage proposal
when he offers her his family treasure.
the eve of their wedding, two mysterious gangs appear and
steal her prize win. The marriage is off and suspicion grows.
Mrs. Thief suspects that her ex-husband, millionaire Mr. Thief
(Andy Lau), is the man behind this heist.
parted ways for some years, the couple’s paths cross
again. Mrs. Thief is certain that her ex-husband steals the
treasure in order to sabotage her marriage and get her attention.
She is determined to use all means to get him to confess his
crime. Mr. Thief, who insists that he is innocent, uses this
opportunity to rekindle her feelings for him.
follows is a game of cat-and-mouse, seduction and jealousy…
There are two reasons, that are good enough to entice you
to watch this movie (1) This marks the third pair-up of Andy
Lau and Sammi Cheng, the screen-couple that have been so well-endear
by the many Chinese movie audience (2) With Jonnie Too of
the "Needing You" and "Love on a diet"
fame (both of which also starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng)
on the Director seat, what can be wrong?
Like Jonnie Too previous offerings of "warp" romance,
this time, he brings you the romance of two master thieves,
who deep-rooted relationship were fostered through the many
theft collaboration since young. Expectedly, their fetish
to steal had ultimately makes both husband and wife, which
they continued to spend most of their days stealing. When
Mr Thief (Andy Lau) suddenly filed for divorce, Mrs Thief
(Sammi Cheng) was desperate for the real reason. However,
her greediness of exquisite jewelries always got over her
that she repeatedly neglected seeking the truth. Little does
she knows that Mr Thief had planned for a scheme, which intended
to give her a false hope of their forever love throughout
the rest of her life.
The story line looks interesting enough for another box office
hit. However, this movie has seriously fallen short of expectation
in many departments. First, the method of theft from the supposedly
smart Mr and Mrs Thief were all too child's play and unrealistic.
Secondly, the romance between Mr and Mrs Thief were not as
heart-warming and tears driven as Jonnie Too's previous works.
Finally, there is nothing to shout about in Jonnie Too's filming
style and cinematography this time.
If you are the loyal fan of screen-couple Andy Lau and Sammi
Cheng you may love this movie. However, for fans who expected
a romance comedy with depth, which this pair have been offering
previously, you will be in for great disappointment.
Review by Leosen