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The Detective 2 (2011)

B+ jing taam (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 12 May 2011 (Hong Kong)
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Bumbling private detective Chan Tam (Aaron Kwok) is enlisted by police pal Fung Chak (Liu Kai Chi) to help in the investigation of a serial murder case. The victims - a middle-aged man ... See full summary »


Oxide Chun Pang





Credited cast:
Aaron Kwok ... Tam
Patrick Tam
Beibi Gong ... Ke Er
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Thai Police Chief
Eddie Cheung ... (as Siu-Fai Cheung)
Chi-Wai Lai Chi-Wai Lai ... Detective
Ciwi Lam Ciwi Lam ... young Ling Hoi Yee
Kai Chi Liu
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Bumbling private detective Chan Tam (Aaron Kwok) is enlisted by police pal Fung Chak (Liu Kai Chi) to help in the investigation of a serial murder case. The victims - a middle-aged man killed at home, a dead woman found in the trash dump, and a teenage girl slain in the park - were all killed in grisly manners, but they didn't seem related to each other. Without any clue to follow up on, Tam is decidedly at his wits' end. But when Chak is seriously wounded by a mysterious assailant, Tam deduces that the only way to uncover the truth is to get into the mind of the deranged killer, and in so doing he is forced to face a long-hidden side of himself... Written by Anonymous

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More of A Remake Than A Sequel
4 May 2011 | by changmohSee all my reviews

Like its 2007 original (also titled "C+ Detective"), this sequel (alternately titled "B+ Detective") is a Hong Kong movie set in Thailand. Most of its dialogue is in Cantonese - which sounds rather weird in locations of Thailand and among its people.

Still, the main attraction here is Aaron Kwok, reprising his role as Tam, the dorky private eye who 'fumbles' his way around investigating murders.

Kwok plays Tam, an ex-cop turned private detective, who is still trying to make sense of his parents' death. This is because a series of mysterious murders reminds him of his childhood. And as he 'assists' his cop buddy Chak (Liu Kai Chi) to solve the mysteries, against the wishes of Chak's boss, Inspector Lo (Patrick Tam), he discovers clues that suggest that the killer is psychotic.

And as Thai police start pulling in mental cases for investigation, the killings start piling up...

The plot is so similar to the first movie that this one is more of a remake than a sequel. In fact those who have seen the 2007 film would get a feeling of deja vu as Kwok and Liu Kai Chi go through the same buddy-buddy repartee here. Director Oxide Pang's work here is erratic at best. He expands and repeats scenes of Tam's doggedness in his unofficial investigations and squanders the chance to heighten thrills in the murder sequences by cutting off abruptly at crucial stages. He makes no attempt to lend credibility to the plot involving the Thai police, making them look so incompetent and ignored.

Also Pang 'divulges' the killer after an hour into the movie - and the rest of the film seems to drag on and on to its predictable conclusion.

On the plus side, it is there is good chemistry between Kwok and Liu - and their friendship is one of the main strengths of the movie. Pang also manages to capture the gritty and sleazy side of Thailand - just as he did in the two "Bangkok Dangerous" films of 1999 and 2008 that he directed with his brother Danny. Verdict: More like C- Detective. (limchangmoh.blogspot.com)

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Cantonese | Thai

Release Date:

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Dolby Digital EX



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2.35 : 1
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