Caught in Time – Review

The cat and mouse play between the leads is fantastic and really builds the tension.

After ten years of playing a cat-and-mouse game, detective Zhong Cheng (Wang Qianyuan) is under immense pressure to capture Eagle (Daniel Wu), a gang of robbers who have committed multiple deadly heists. With each successful robbery, the pursuit becomes an increasingly urgent race against time.

Based on the real crimes committed by a notorious serial killer this cops and robbers film is above the usual standard thanks to its two dependable leads that give mirrored performances, one from the side of the Cop played by Wang that has a steely determination to get his man. The other Eagle played by Daniel has the same determination not to get caught and stay one step ahead of the cops.

The cat and mouse play between the leads is fantastic and really builds the tension right up until the inevitable finale which is set in a bathhouse and is brilliant and brutal in equal measure.

Director Lau Ho-Leung follows up his directional debut Two Thumbs up with this smart feature that isn't the usual by the numbers kind of film and spans the 90's and provides some truly epic haircuts, I mean look at the poster.

Caught in Time is smart, engaging and defiantly a film you should see.

Signature Entertainment presents Caught in Time on Digital Platforms 7th February

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