Infernal Affairs Synopsis
Two cops on opposite sides of the law head for a showdown.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Unfolds as a masterful chess match of wit and ingenuity, a cat-and-mouse chase of the highest order.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Dazzling psychological cat-and-mouse drama.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The plot is intricate and tight. The preamble is a bit challenging to sort out. But the movie's engine is the relationships and the...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
It's hard to breathe in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs, a relentlessly taut Hong Kong cop thriller that, unlike many of its...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Throbs with action, suspense and a seductive rhythm all its own.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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Driven by two great performances surrounded by solid supporting acts, Infernal Affairs is the rare testosterone movie that is also mature...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Overflows with psychological intrigue, something often missing from such offerings.
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
This is a real grabber.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie pays off in a kind of emotional complexity rarely seen in crime movies.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Viewers who like clean storytelling may not be happy. Those who savor ironic wrap-ups will be.
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Infernal Affairs review

By goldenjwilliams
MUST SEE THIS MOVIE, the Departed was based on this. This is such a good story it continues with parts II and III....

Forget THE DEPARTED - INFERNAL AFFAIRS is the Real Deal

By lugubriousthespian
Tony Leung plays the good cop deeply embedded in a Triad organization and Andy Lau is the dirty cop leaking information to the same slimy boss in this ultra sleek Hong Kong import that was the basis...

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Rated R | For violence