• Released
  • April 18, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 52 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
That Demon Within Synopsis
A paranoid police detective (Daniel Wu) becomes convinced that he is the only one witnessing the crimes being committed by an escaped convict (Nick Cheung) in this action thriller from director Dante Lam (The Beast Stalker, The Stool Pigeon).
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
Lam’s filmmaking team deliver thrills on schedule with solid effects, crisp shooting and fast cutting.
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By Maggie Lee
Lam’s darkest work to date, one where violence is not just graphic but ugly, and Hong Kong symbolically comes to resemble a charnel house.
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The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Pulp done with passion can be its own reward, as the veteran Hong Kong filmmaker Dante Lam shows with his feverish cop thriller That Demon...
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Washington Post

By Mark Jenkins
Its cinematic flair nearly overcomes the awkward story.
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Village Voice

By Simon Abrams
Rock-dumb Hong Kong thriller That Demon Within is exhausting, and only sometimes batshit enough to be engaging.
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Los Angeles Times

By Martin Tsai
Not unlike most of its Hollywood counterparts, though, this Hong Kong import can't resist the urge to dumb down a fascinating premise for...
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Slant Magazine

By Rob Humanick
It rarely feels like anything more than an effort to pander to the kind of audiences that enjoy Quentin Tarantino's films for all the wrong...
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Boston Globe

There’s a half-realized, half-haunting Hitchcockian psychodrama buried somewhere within That Demon Within. What’s on the surface plays more...
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I love hong kong movies! Thanks.

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Great actors!...

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Support HongKong local movie :) it's so scary tho??...

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Rated NR