Actors: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Time and Tide|
|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.
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.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Time and Tide|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 70%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Time/Era of Movie:
Crime & Police 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
- blue collar worker
- brunette (Brown)
- short/standard straight (man)
- very skinny (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) very short/crewcut
- muscular (man)
How much in movie?
- a criminal organization
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- super strength
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
The Americas (not US):
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Kind of violence:
- mission to rescue
- karate chop
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding bombs
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