Movie Details

Saving Mr. Wu

The story follows the abduction of a Hong Kong star in Beijing named Wu Ruofu, who is abducted and cruelly tormented by his abductors. Despite it all, Wu demonstrates an extraordinary calm that makes him more than just another kidnapping victim. Aided by the brave action of the Hong Kong policemen, the film sees the battle of wits between the police, the underworld and Mr. Wu himself.

Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 1 Oct 2015
Genre: Action / Thriller
Running Time: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
Distributor: SHAW ORGANISATION
Cast: Andy Lau, Liu Ye, Wu Ruofo, Wang Qianyuan
Director: Ding Sheng
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “Kidnapping Mr. Heineken”, “Taken” series, “Ransom”

The Good, the Bad and the Kidnapped:

• Based on the true story of the kidnapping of famed actor Wu Ruofo (who also appears in the movie but as a cop), Andy Lau pulled off the character very well despite having to do most of his acting in a very limited space.

• Action scenes are not short in the movie, and they only intensify toward the end. Though the too fast pacing and overused handheld shaky cams might be a little too much action and will tire out the audiences.

• The movie does not stand out much in terms of emotion or even intellect, but it has enough to keep audiences glued to the screen. Some of the scenes sometime seems detached to the main plot but they do at least give extra action scenes for the action movie buffs in the crowd.


Trivia:

• "Saving Mr. Wu" won Best Film and Best Actor (Andy Lau) at Silk Road Film Festival 2015 even before it was officially released.

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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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