Treasure Hunt


What a strange confused movie this is. It can't quite make up its mind if it wants to be a romance or a comedy or a fantasy or a heroic bloodshed film. It has elements of all, but I didn't think they were blended well together. It was more like - lets have some action, then some comedy, etc. without tying them into a whole.

At the same time, these elements on their own are well done and both Chow Yun Fat and Wu Chien-lien display great charisma and wonderful chemistry together. CFY is a CIA agent and his assignment is to track down "The National Treasure of China". This turns out to be Wu Chien-lien who is hiding in a monastery on the Mainland and she has magical powers. At least they got that right - WCL is a national treasure and has never looked lovelier. An interesting attempt that does not quite come off.

My rating for this film: 7.5

What is the signal for bunt ?