Detective Chinatown 2

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Detective Chinatown 2
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Theatrical release poster
Chinese唐人街探案 2
MandarinTángrénjiē tàn àn
Directed byChen Sicheng
Produced byChen Sengoi
Eileen Ling Gong
Sun Tao
Wang Haipeng
Ling Hong
Shawn Xiang Yue
John Zheng[1]
Written byChen Sicheng
Starring
Music byNathan Wang
CinematographyJie Du
Production
companies
Distributed by
  • CMC Pictures Holdings (Australia)
  • Golden Village Pictures (Singapore)
Release date
  • 16 February 2018 (2018-02-16)
Running time
121 minutes
CountryChina
LanguageMandarin
Box officeUS$544.1 million[2]

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chinese: 唐人街探案 2) is a 2018 Chinese comedy-mystery buddy film directed and written by Chen Sicheng, starring Wang Baoqiang and Liu Haoran. A sequel to 2015's Detective Chinatown, the film was released in China on February 16, 2018. It has grossed over US$544 million worldwide, making it the third-highest-grossing film of all time in China.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Lured to New York, Qin (Liu Haoran) finds himself in a global detective contest with a huge cash prize. The task: locate the killer of the grandson of the godfather of Chinatown within 1 week. Teaming up with Tang (Wang Baoqiang), the 'Detective Chinatown Duo' are on the trail.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Detective Chinatown 2 earned $541.1 million in China, and $3 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $544.1 million.[2][5]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 54% based on 13 reviews, and an average rating of 5.1/10.[6] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
25th Beijing College Student Film Festival Students' Choice Award for Favorite Film Detective Chinatown 2 Won [8]
34th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Picture Nominated [9]
Best Director Chen Sicheng Nominated
Best Writing Nominated
Best Actor Liu Haoran Nominated
Best Newcomer Shang Yuxian Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Detective Chinatown 2': Review".
  2. ^ a b "Detective Chinatown 2 (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (2018-02-21). "China's Wild New Year: 'Detective Chinatown 2' Crosses $300M, Eclipses 'Monster Hunt 2'; 'Operation Red Sea' Rising". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  4. ^ Mendelson, Scott. "Box Office: 'Early Man' Stumbles As 'Detective Chinatown 2' Tops Chinese Imports". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  5. ^ "Detective Chinatown 2 (2018) - International Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Detective Chinatown 2 (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Detective Chinatown 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "大影节冯小刚获最佳导演 杨幂拿下最受欢迎女演员". Sina (in Chinese). May 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "第34届大众电影百花奖提名名单公布". Netease (in Chinese). November 7, 2018.

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