hilaryswank2011 : Project Gutenberg (2018) is clearly a non liner narrative structure film because audiences find that every thing we see after the arrest of the protagonist, counterfeit artist Lee Man (Aaron Kwok) who is extradited from Thailand to Hong Kong police jurisdiction ”counterfeited” his background story.
TheBigSick : The plot is copied from the 1995 thriller The Usual Suspects, which though I don’t think is a good movie. The pace, screenplay and execution are actually worse than those in The Usual Suspects, which make the film even more problematic.
e-70733 : Obviously, the basic structure of the whole story comes from Bryan Singer’s “The Usual Suspects” in 1995, but the focus of the former is the shock when the puzzle was revealed. The focus of this film is to expose the characters.
mitzz-kai : Average remake of the Usual Suspects, with a shoehorned and unconvincing “moral” ending to show that bad guys never prosper.
yeolit : Without any former knowledge of shows like “the Usual Suspects” or any other knowledge of intricacies in the art world or counterfeiting subjects, I merely came in to see the 2 great actors of the previous generation in this film. It was much hyped in radio and the internet, so I was quite interested to watch this.However, this was a disappointment, to say the least.Firstly, for the first part of the show, there was very little excitement. Most of it was simply boring storytelling and introduction of people, techniques etc., which was frankly a waste since most of it didn’t need much acting skills. Most people there just talked normally and it was kind of monotonous.Then it became unrealistic, to the point where it almost overturns the ultra down-to-earth style in the first part.The ending part was very confusing, and left me wondering just what the scriptwriter was thinking of. It was presented in such a confusing way that it basically turns the earlier parts into a joke.Overall, whil
jeymatt : This turned out better than I expected actually. Although some reviewers had mentioned that it’s a copy of 1995’s “The Usual Suspects” but nevertheless it’s still a great plot. Almost everything in this movie is worth complimenting. Great cinematography effects, the music, the acting, etc. Except that the movie was indeed a bit slow at some scenes. Go and watch it in cinema, the film is worth seeing.
yksamsungrox : Definitely one of the most enjoyable Cantonese Movie I ever watch for the past few years! Strongly recommended to anyone
kluseba : Project Gutenberg isn’t an action movie but rather a crime drama that feels at times like a lengthy documentary about counterfeiting techniques. The film tells the story of Lee Man, a man who was part of a counterfeiting gang around a mastermind called Painter. Lee Man got arrested by the police who wants to know more about Painter in order to arrest him. Lee Man explains how they met in Canada and how he joined his gang while abandoning his dream of becoming a famous painter and having a family with his former girlfriend. After a theft had turned terribly wrong, Lee Man started to question his actions, grew distant from Painter and tried to find a way out of the gang. Their fatal conflict would soon lead to dramatic consequences for everyone involved.Even though the movie is just above two hours long, it feels much longer than it was. It takes at least an hour before the actual rising action started and the film finally quickens up the pace.
shujoshua-132-779998 : If you are expecting something epic or new with this film look elsewhere. The plot is very familiar and has been used many times by other films. Though it is entertaining throughout the 2hrs, it lacks that spark of originality which brings the film down to becoming very predictable. Chow Yun Fat leads this film with a very enjoyable performance although him alone can’t prop up this entire film. The ending of the film brings down the whole presentation with a cheap and unsatisfying way of concluding the movie. It feels as though the audience spent 2hrs for nothing, you’ll know what I mean after you’ve watched the film. There were no clever hints that helped build up to that sort of conclusion. They can honestly do better without that specific choice of an ending.