Plot: Detective Manfred is obsessed with revenge on murderer of his wife. He lives out of his car, drinks heavily and regularly takes out his pent-up aggression on suspects. When pickpockets stole key evidence, Inspector Kee from the Narcotics Bureau asked Manfred for help. Although rough and hot-tempered Manfred is the direct opposite of suave and manipulative Inspector Kee, they made a good team.
Later, the killings of a policeman and a prostitute, that initially seem to be unrelated, once again bring them together. But are they on the same side this time?
«Despite its flaws, Fire of Conscience is an easy film to recommend for a night at the movies, as its technical achievements play very well in a large cinema with a loud audio system. However, the film doesn't have a strong enough story to carry it beyond the cinema, and could potentially be a far duller experience on the small screen. »
«FIRE OF CONSCIENCE is a taut, gripping police thriller, brimming with gunplay, explosions and perilous stunt work that leaves its audience breathless and exhilarated. ... At the end of the day FIRE OF CONSCIENCE is all about the action, which thankfully Dante Lam delivers in spades - stylishly, inventively and at a breakneck pace.»
«Still, the blood and bullets never quite drown out the character work, and as a result “Fire of Conscience” is a film which not only thrills, but grips. While it may be a touch downbeat and angst-ridden for viewers looking for straightforward, guilt free fun, it delivers an engaging, measured mixture of action and tormented male psyches. Lam directs with style and verve, and the film certainly confirms him as one of the most interesting currently working in the thriller genre.»
Screen, by Mark Adamssource:
«Sure the story is more than a little preposterous, but the film looks terrific, sounds great and is made with real verve and skill. It is a film buyers should take a good look at – if only for the opening montage and the restaurant shoot-out.»
«"Fire of Conscience" is technically strong (and did we mention loud?) and its saturated, garishly hued images add a certain gritty finish that gives the unsavory story a suitably skeevy tone.»
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