The film that switch the notion of Kiwi cinema as more than just cheesy melodrama - Sleeping Dogs tells the story of man whose going through a harsh time recluse himself in an island, just to find himself enrolled in a revolution.
Sam Neill is certainly one of the greatest things about this movie. His performance, going from the quite moments to when the whole things pretty much explode, is so good to watch.
The cinematography was really good as well, the colors and everything look so real which helped me immerse more into the story. Some of the action and moments of tensions, especially towards the end, were also very good.
All in all, while it suffers from a rather weak story and a low budget, thanks to some very good performances, this is certainly a good watch for those seeking for a decent political thriller.