Johnnie To's follow up to Election, finds Lok (Louis Koo) nearing the end of his term as chairman. His godson, Jimmy (Simon Yam) wants to go legit and improve his business ties with mainland China. Majority of the Wo Shing triad heavily favor Jimmy as the next chairman. Interestingly so does the Chinese government in the hope of brokering peace on the streets of Hong Kong. But Lok wants to buck tradition and force a re-election. And so the blood letting begins in this crime thriller that favors stylistic grittiness over substance.
Rating: * * +