5.1/10
341
4 user 8 critic

Playboy Cops (2008)

Faa faa ying ging (original title)
Two off-the-wall detectives go in search for a killer, while vying for the affections of a young woman.

Director:

Jingle Ma

Writers:

Jingle Ma (screenplay), William Wong (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Peace Breaker (2017)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A corrupt cop makes one wrong decision after another to cover up his misdeads. A remake of Kim Seung-hun's South Korean thriller 'A Hard Day'(2014).

Director: Yi-chi Lien
Stars: Qianyuan Wang, Tao Liu, Jiayi Feng
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

Director: George Nolfi
Stars: Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia, Philip Ng
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The rivalry between two bounty hunters intensifies as they both attempt to track down a destructive device known as the "Hand of God."

Director: Jingle Ma
Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Kris Wu, JeeJa Yanin
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Undercover police Wu teams up with unlikely allies in order to fight a major drug dealer and take down a drug smuggling ring.

Directors: Koon-Nam Lui, Frankie Tam
Stars: Shuai Chi, Wenjuan Feng, Luxia Jiang
Mulan (2009)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.

Directors: Jingle Ma, Wei Dong
Stars: Wei Zhao, Rongguang Yu, Kun Chen
Tokyo Raiders (2000)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Is anyone who he says he is in this caper that moves from Hong Kong and Las Vegas to Tokyo? Ken doesn't show up in Vegas for his wedding; his disconsolate bride, Macy, heads home for Hong ... See full summary »

Director: Jingle Ma
Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ekin Cheng, Kelly Chen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Gu and Qian used to be a college couple and broke up six years ago. Qian and her son return from Australis and meet Gu. The little boy tries his best to make the couple reunite.

Director: Jingle Ma
Stars: Jie Dong, Liang Zhang, Yuexuan Zhang
Naked Soldier (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A gorgeous lethal killer, brainwashed by the villain, makes a startling discovery in a mission to eliminate a person she can in no way imagine.

Director: Marco Mak
Stars: Jennifer Tse, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ankie Beilke
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

It's the end of the century at a corner of the city in a building riddled with crime - Everyone in the building has turned into zombies. After Jenny's boyfriend is killed in a zombie attack... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chien
Stars: Andy On, Jessica Cambensy, Michael Wong
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The spectacular film saga begins where the groundbreaking tele-fantasy ends... Aguiluz and Alwina's plan for a peaceful life as mortals is disrupted when their boat to the realm of man is ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Zapata
Stars: Richard Gutierrez, Angel Locsin, Dennis Trillo
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director: Benny Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Yue ... Michael Mak Ho Man
Kun Chen ... Lincoln Lam (as Aloys Chen)
Shaun Tam ... David Lai
Linda Chung ... Lisa
You-Nam Wong You-Nam Wong ... Lung
Danny Lee ... Michael's Father
Michelle Yim ... Michael's Mother (as Michelle)
Vincent Kok ... Wong Sir
Xin Xin Xiong ... Tatoo Club's Chairman (as Xiong Xin Xin)
Teddy Lin ... Lam Lon (as Lin Chun)
Philip Ng ... Robber
Ella Koon ... Policewoman
Sammuel Leung ... Lo Keung (as Leung Cheuk Moon)
Na Zou Na Zou ... Lo's Girlfriend
Loi Kwan Kam Loi Kwan Kam ... Man in Washroom (as Kam Loi Kwan)
Edit

Storyline

Two off-the-wall detectives go in search for a killer, while vying for the affections of a young woman.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

28 February 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fa fa ying king See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,123,844
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
HK Neo Reviews: Playboy Cops
23 June 2008 | by webmaster-3017See all my reviews

Tagline: A silly, but fun film… Review by Neo: Jingle Ma is a commercial director and there is no question about his ability to capture style. Before launching his directing career with one of Neo's favourite emotional cinema in Fly Me to Polaris and filming the coolest HK film ever in Tokyo Raiders, Ma was a cinematographer. In fact his eyes were behind the lens of acclaimed flicks like Drunken Master 2, Comrades, Almost a Love Story and Fong Sai Yuk to name a few. Ma is a specialist in terms of commercial cinema and definitely knows the meaning of being cool. However, in recent years, Ma's film have lacked a box office appeal churning out routine cinema like Silver Hawk, the atrocious sequel – Seoul Raiders, before a slight return to form in last year's Happy Birthday. While his latest, Playboy Cops bombed out at the box office making a meager $145,000. It is a shame as while this flick is silly by all means, the film ends better than it starts and is ultimately a meaningless fun commercial ride.

Shawn Yue is an actor that Neo praised back in 2004's Jiang Hu. Yue was amazingly intense in the scene where Edison restrains him from helping his brother as his eyes grow through the motions. From there Yue have yet to improve upon that performance as his one intense expression becomes overused in flicks like Dragon Squad, Wo Hu, Dragon Tiger Gate. While Neo have yet to see Dog Bite Dog's director latest attempt in Shamo, Yue does better in this flick and carries the film in an adequate fun manner. Sure, the final sequence is manufactured in typical Jingle Ma's style, but Yue handles it well and allows the film to ends better than it starts.

Mainlander Alloy Chen is most likely the weakest link, as his performance requires nothing more than smile and grin. On one hand, the buddy partnership may be fun, but it is hardly believable in terms of chemistry. As for TVB starlet's Linda Chung continues to improve on her acclaimed crying face. Neo have mentioned it in other reviews already and despite liking her secretly, there is no question that Chung has been playing this very same role since Love is Not All Around. Luckily, Chung recently portrayed a very different character in the recent TVB series as a bad-ass girl and all Neo can say is that this chick definitely got something about her.

In a surprising and hilariously cameo comes in the form of Xiong Xin-Xin (from the Wong Fei Hung's fame) as the kung fu master and Lee Sir is on the mark (Danny Lee, not playing a cop for once) as Shawn Yue's dad. Adding to the mix is Shaun Tam, the son of A Better Tomorrow's favourite – Ti Lung. It is unfortunate that Tam could not make the most of his juicy role and at times his poor and obvious overacting is more laughable that anything. Let's hope he can recapture some of his predecessor style and flair in the near future.

All in all, Playboy Cops is by no means an accomplish flick, but at the very least it works. It works on the basis that the audience isn't exactly demanding and just looking for some fun to be had. With HK movies being famous for starting better than it ends, Jingle Ma have created an exception and the good news is that it isn't necessary a bad thing. While Ma is still a far-cry from his Polaris days or even the ultra-coolness of Toyko Raiders, for the current reviewer, this flick exceeded the expectations of what he initially expected. Sure, it isn't a big accomplish or hard to achieve at all, but after a long 50km drive from work, putting two feet up, drinking green bean desert soup and watching a fun flick, it really can't be too bad… (Neo 2008)

I rate it 7/10

  • www.thehkneo.com


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed