Mad Detective Synopsis
A disturbed detective (Lau Ching Wan) uses intuition to locate a missing lawman.
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
If the insanely inventive and entertaining Mad Detective weren't so weird -- and in Cantonese -- hordes of action geeks would be lining the...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Doesn't always make sense, and you cannot always tell what is real and what is imaginary, but viewers will be having too much zonked-out...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Fleeting confusion and bizarre literalization aside, though, Mad Detective is an effective mystery story, with an oddball hero--like TV's...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Mad Detective is equal parts gonzo inspiration and overwrought indecision. It could be called "The Lunatic From Kowloon."
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60

Empire

Director Johnny To's previous flicks are slicker affairs, but there's still plenty here to please the fans.
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60

Village Voice

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Apart from its inventive depiction of the weaknesses that tough guys try to hide, Mad Detective is a slight work from the wildly prolific...
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50

Variety

By Derek Elley
A neat idea that doesn't quite hit the bull's-eye.
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Rated NR