Tokyo Raiders

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Tokyo Raiders
Tokyo-Raiders-poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jingle Ma
Produced by Raymond Chow
Screenplay by Susan Chan
Felix Chong
Starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Ekin Cheng
Kelly Chen
Toru Nakamura
Hiroshi Abe
Kumiko Endoh
Music by Peter Kam
Cinematography Jingle Ma
Chan Chi-ying
Edited by Kwong Chi-leung
Distributed by Golden Harvest Pictures (China) Ltd.
Release dates
  • January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28)
Running time 118 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Japanese
English
Box office HK$28 million[1]

Tokyo Raiders (simplified Chinese: 东京攻略; traditional Chinese: 東京攻略) (pinyin: Dōngjīng Gōnglüè) is a 2000 Hong Kong action film set in Hong Kong and Tokyo, directed by Jingle Ma and starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ekin Cheng and Kelly Chen. The success of the film led to the making of its sequel, Seoul Raiders, in 2005. The film was the last film released on LaserDisc in Japan.[2]

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Derek Elley of Variety wrote that it "makes up in personality and an overall light, jokey tone what it lacks in sheer action smarts."[1] Time Out London wrote, "Made to order for Chinese New Year release, this charmless action-comedy would like to be Charade but hasn't a clue how to handle plot structure, characterisation or secret-identity twists."[3] Keith Phipps of The A.V. Club wrote that it "delivers the mix of humor, action, and style promised, though not delivered, by the big-screen version of Charlie's Angels".[4] Beyond Hollywood wrote, "Aside from an overbearing soundtrack and a hackneyed plot with too many silly twists, Tokyo Raiders is good for a laugh."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elley, Derek (2000-10-23). "Review: 'Tokyo Raiders'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Tokyo Raiders on LDDB". Laserdisc Database. 
  3. ^ "Tokyo Raiders". Time Out London. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  4. ^ Phipps, Keith (2002-04-19). "Tokyo Raiders". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Tokyo Raiders (2000) Movie Review". BeyondHollywood.com. 2002-05-11. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 

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