Cinematographer cum Director Herman Yau is at the reigns of
The film is told in a series of flashbacks, but this is done nicely. It begins with Harry finally taking in his ‘boss’ Don Dark after sticking with the triad for four years. Needless to say, after the initial arrest, Don Dark’s boys are all in a ruckus over the mole that they put their trust in. However, things are not so rosy on Harry’s side as well, as he feels unaccepted by the police force and is constantly being tailgated by the IIO (Internal Investigations Organisation) and is left out of police briefings. Being with the triad for so long, Harry feels ‘in-between’ and confused on where he belongs.
The acting skills of Nick Cheung here is what makes the movie excel in its own right. His portrayal as the lost and brooding cop Harry is believable and credible. Veterans Anthony Wong and Francis Ng were also great in their respective roles, although Wong seemed to be a little misplaced but worked his magic as an arrogant field officer (we usually see him as a Superintendent). Rain Li plays Harry’s love interest that works in karaoke lounges and is the eye candy of the film.
Running at about 90 minutes, this film would actually fare better if it were at least thirty minutes longer. Reminiscent of “Infernal Affairs”, the film has the potential to cover a lot more ground on its characters and story.
If you like crime stories that are story driven and gripping, then by all means watch “On The Edge”. You won’t be disappointed.Grade: B+