One Night Only

2016

Drama / Romance

169
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 260

Synopsis


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Cast

Andy On as Tin Tin Law
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936.09 MB
1280*720
Chinese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.88 GB
1920×1080
Chinese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bcheng93 6 / 10 / 10

definitely deserves its 6 star rating here...but what could've have been

another really good performance from Aaron Kwok, the female lead was really good too. overall all the acting was good or above. the director has a pretty good eye and captures some moments really really well, so well i would consider it world class. thats why the movie left me a little unfulfilled. the problem w most Chinese and korean movies is that they have situations in movies that are so improbable that it couldn't happen in real life. in there is the problem..you have a pretty good movie grounded in real life and then throw in a few improbable scenarios that couldn't happen in real life and for me, thats really annoying. i've turned off movies like that..but for some reason this movie wouldn't let me turn it off. if they didn't have the few dumb scenarios this movie would've have been somewhere in the 7 star range. but...what do i know...anyways...i still totally enjoyed the movie. overall...a fairly well done movie about redemption. i'm sure that there'll be people who will watch this movie and shed a tear or two. Fellinis' " Nights of Cabiria " gets a couple of minutes in this movie, so we know that the young director is also a movie buff and like i mentioned in the above...there's some gorgeous gorgeous shots in this movie...the scene where Aarons character is at an old moviehouse was my favorite...it was shot with such love. not a highly highly recommend but nonetheless i will still recommend it as there's a lot more good then bad in this movie.

Reviewed by westsideschl 5 / 10 / 10

Starts Slowly

I ended up about 1/3 of the way through just ff parts as it seemed to drag on w/fairly predictable interchanges between a gambler & a hooker & the usual gambling problems along w/the usual baddies. But, there is actually an unseen relationship between the two that comes out toward the end which improves the storyline so pay attention as you watch. I think if hints of this relationship were woven in earlier it might have helped, that & earlier better character connection w/the viewer, but then that might lessen the ending. Oh well!

Reviewed by grandmastersik 5 / 10 / 10

A walk around and get to know you kind of film

We've seen films like this already: Before Sunrise, Adrift in Tokyo... they're almost their own genre; we also know that everything hinges on how we come to feel about the characters upon having strolled around town with them for an hour and half. So then, shall we...? Having serious gambling debts with the kind of scum who can never be paid back, Aaron Kwok's Gao Ye is desperate...then, Momo, a whimsical prostitute walks into his room, played by the adorable Zishin Yang. Apparently determined to spend time with him, Gao seeks to exploit her bizarre neediness to win what he owes, quickly getting her caught up in his mess. As we follow Gao and Momo through a (nameless?) city at night, we're treated to excellent photography which - strange for the genre - doesn't really utilise its setting. We're also spared the preaching of how gambling is bad, yet at the same time, Gao Ye never seems to learn from his mistakes, making him a bit frustrating to watch. Their exploits and/or conversations never really managed to draw me in, while the warmth we're supposed to feel for their characters is almost devoid, instead being saved as a final punch to the gut, moments from the end. And that's where One Night Only fails: it just doesn't draw the viewer in enough, so that when the final credits roll, we're left thinking a flat, "Oh..." rather than genuinely feeling the emotions the film tries to leave us with.

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