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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Doesn't always make sense, and you cannot always tell what is real and what is imaginary, but viewers will be having too much zonked-out fun to care. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Mad Detective is equal parts gonzo inspiration and overwrought indecision. It could be called "The Lunatic From Kowloon." show more

  • 60

    Director Johnny To's previous flicks are slicker affairs, but there's still plenty here to please the fans. show more

  • 80
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    If the insanely inventive and entertaining Mad Detective weren't so weird -- and in Cantonese -- hordes of action geeks would be lining the block to see it. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Apart from its inventive depiction of the weaknesses that tough guys try to hide, Mad Detective is a slight work from the wildly prolific To. show more

  • 50
    Derek Elley Variety

    A neat idea that doesn't quite hit the bull's-eye. show more

  • 75
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Fleeting confusion and bizarre literalization aside, though, Mad Detective is an effective mystery story, with an oddball hero--like TV's Monk, but far crazier--and some moments of visceral violence that raise the stakes. show more

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