Much better than its American counterpart The Departed (a fine movie in its own right though to be fair). Tony Leung is 1000x cooler than Leo can ever hope to be.
Watched this again because it recently got added to Netflix and it works well as a background movie. Anyway:
- My favorite line reading that makes me laugh out loud every time I see this is when Carrell whispers "she's an alcoholic" in the parent-teacher conference
- I also love how Gosling immediately goes to punch David Lindhagen despite all the chaos that happens in the climax. It's a small thing but highlights the strength of the Carrell - Gosling…