Time and Tide Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui

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TIME AND TIDE is a movie co-written and directed by Tsui Hark in 2000. The movie marks the return of the director in Hong-Kong after a U.S. break with a serie of Jean-Claude Van Damme movies.
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Tyler is a young chinese working in the illegal body guard company of his uncle. He accidentally meets Jack, a chinese mercenary who once worked for a south american gang and both become pals. As Jack's former employers decide to make some business in Hong-Kong, Tyler is charged to protect their boss. Jack kills him (the boss), steals the money of the deal and is soon the target of his old friends, Tyler's body guard organization and the Hong-Kong police. A masterpiece of the genre. Recommended.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 70%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal becomes sensitive Criminal enemy is...    -   Asian crime gangs If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   lesbians! Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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