A Little Touch of Seoul

Thank God for Tony Leung Chiu-wai. The best actor working in Asian cinema today can redeem any scene and endow even the most artificial plot with a few degrees of soul. Like Chow Yun-fat before he disappeared into Hollywood, Leung seems able to rise above his material and effortlessly make off with any film. It's no surprise that he plays such an accomplished thief in his latest project, the diverting Seoul Raiders.

The movie is a sequel to 2000's highly successful Tokyo Raiders, by director Jingle Ma, whose name appropriately evokes the sound box-office cash registers were making...

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