Plot: Tensions uprise in the set underworld when set cheater Tin Tam (Wang Zhi Wen) falls victim to an defamation attempt. His son, triad head Yiu Tam (Miu Kiu Wai), is today in charge, and staleness bonded the country of the set from interlopers Uncle Nine (Henry Fong) and Dravidian (Ken Tong). Meanwhile, police Inspector Lau (Andy Lau) angles to alter Yiu down. Amidst this, Yiu’s clear brother, Shun Tam (Eason Chan) returns from USA to meet his peaked father, exclusive to encounter himself apace worn into the escalating hostility of the set underworld. Yiu acts to ready his brother safe, with trusty help Ghostie (Felix Wong) performing as Shun’s bodyguard. But Yiu haw not be all on the level. Years ago, a phenomenon banker told Tin Tam that one of his sons would someday blackball the other. To preclude that tragedy, Tin distributed the two, but today that Shun and Yiu are backwards together, and with hostility and perfidy close them, it haw exclusive be a concern of instance before the foretelling comes true.
Fans of Hong Kong television station TVB undoubtedly remember the Five Tigers. Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Felix Wong, Miu Kiu Wai, and Ken Tong were famously packaged as a group during TVB's mid-eighties heyday. The five reunited for the 1991 cop thriller The Tigers, directed by Eric Tsang, and have occasionally worked together since. Nostalgia beckons once more, as Andy Lau and his Focus Films production company have reunited four of the Five Tigers for the gangster melodrama Brothers. Tony Leung couldn't make the party, but the filmmakers bring in Eason Chan (Hooked on You), Wang Zhi Wen (Together), Gordon Lam (Infernal Affairs), and Elaine Kam (Tempting Heart). Overseeing the promising cast is Derek Chiu (The Log), returning to the director's chair for the first time since 2004's Love Trilogy.
«Ultimately, Brothers is just standard, competent, audience-friendly stuff that's mostly interesting for reasons outside of the actual film, like the reunion of four of the Five Tigers, or Miu Kiu-Wai's curious rise from the fourth Tiger to solid leading man (thanks to both Brothers and Wo Hu, it seems that Miu Kiu-Wai is hot again). Also of note is Andy Lau's perfunctory supporting role, which the superstar handles professionally and in a dazzlingly uninteresting manner. And then there's the CYMA watch, which is unforgettable if you have any idea what CYMA means to the people who have to stare at Andy Lau hawking them everyday. »
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