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Goddess of Mercy (2003)

Yu guanyin (original title)
The film has been made after a popular novel that is devoted to the everyday work of a drug police team. The protagonist is a courageous police woman whose relations with three men in her ... See full summary »

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Yang Rui
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Tienjun
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Mr. Pan
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Abao Chen ...
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Yangyang Dong ...
Xiao Xiong (Baby)
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Zhilan Gao ...
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Jiantao Hong ...
Liu Minghao
Guanghou Liu ...
Lao Qian
Zhu Lun ...
Xiao Kang
Li Niu ...
Zhong Ning
Gejie Renboqie
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The film has been made after a popular novel that is devoted to the everyday work of a drug police team. The protagonist is a courageous police woman whose relations with three men in her life make up the plot of the film. She is always faced with a difficult choice between sentiments and duty, law and her own understanding of what is just and fair. Written by Mark Gubarenko

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for fans of Vicki Zhou and Nic Tse
9 August 2004 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

Yu Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) has a compelling plot, which presumably accounts for the popularity of the novel it is based on. Unfortunately, Vicki Zhou, who did so well in the light entertainment "So Close," just isn't convincing in the role of a lovelorn policewoman. How could a woman who repeatedly squeals at every surprise, cries at any excuse, and wails in a baby voice be a supercop? She looks as comfortable in a battle helmet as Michael Dukakis. This role needs an actress with the skill and range of Brigitte Lin, but Zhou is more like Gidget Lin. As for Nic Tse, he may be a heartthrob to Hong Kong teenyboppers, but he's no actor. The only real acting is from Yunlong "who's he" Liu, who plays the narrator, and who hopefully will get more roles in better films.

Further detracting from the film is the ridiculously large and stiff doll that replaces the baby during action sequences, and the irritatingly wise father figure, Captain Pan. This film can be safely missed.


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