Mad Detective Poster

Release Date: July 18th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Chan Kwai Bun (Lau Ching Wan) has the power to see people's "inner personalities," making him a very capable, if unorthodox and unstable, police detective. He is invited back to active duty by Ho Ka On (Andy On), a cop investigating the disappearance of a fellow officer whose weapon has been used in multiple robberies. Ho and Ko Chi Wai (Lam Ka Tung), the missing cop's partner, go after an Indian suspect. Bun, however, can see both men's inner selves and suspects something else at play.

Cast: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam, Kelly Lin Hsi-Lei, Lee Kwok Lun, Karen Lee, Flora Chan, Eddy Ko

Director: Johnnie To , Ka-Fai Wai

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: One Hundred Years of Film Co. Ltd., Milky Way Image Company

Distributors: IFC First Take

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

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

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