Han Geng (right) takes on his opponent in Knockout (category: IIB, Mandarin, English, Japanese), directed by Roy Chow and co-starring Vivian Wu and Cai Shuling.

Review |
Knockout film review: Han Geng plays boxer seeking redemption in disappointing family melodrama

  • Uninspired storytelling is the biggest flaw in this tear-jerker that sees former champion Han connecting with his daughter and climbing back in the ring
  • The movie is at its best when our protagonist’s sweat and blood do the talking, rather than the film’s clumsy, sentimental plot
Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Han Geng (right) takes on his opponent in Knockout (category: IIB, Mandarin, English, Japanese), directed by Roy Chow and co-starring Vivian Wu and Cai Shuling.
READ FULL ARTICLE