Chasing Dream

Chasing Dream ★★★★½

Johnnie To just remade the first four Rocky movies and threw in a season of American Idol and a couple of classical musical numbers and did it all in less than two hours. In case there was any doubt that he is one of the greatest of all-time. 

A perfect 2019 double feature partner with Miike’s First Love. 

There’s so much energy here, as frenetic as To has been at least since the early 2000s, if not all the way back to his work with Ching Siu-tung on the Heroic Trio films. But it’s exuberant, joyful, rather than chaotic or dizzying. A film overflowing with life.

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