This is a movie that ends up with too many characters on screen, most of them having little in the way of meaningful characterization.
This is a film that somehow combines the concerns of falling in love with a discussion about the right of people to choose when and how they choose to leave this world.
It goes through the motions of being a movie about a criminal who actually wants to settle down with a girl while simultaneously convinced of how cool it is to be a criminal.
With no real threats to his ability, Master Ip flows through the story aimlessly, landing on one scene of empty peril after another, and paying no consequences for the results of his actions.
The movie doesn't get very complex, but the scenes in which these two people who are uncomfortable with their feelings explore the possibilities of romance can be quite moving.
It approaches humor with a very specific sensibility, one that can at times transcend the weaknesses of the premises.
The film is frantically paced, the whole thing moving desperately from one joke to the next.
It goes overboard in the wrong way, doubling down on violence and creating horror in its attempt to get at its very serious message about protecting the environment.
This is the story of a relationship between two people, but the movie seems to be more concerned with what everybody else thinks.
It introduces a wrinkle that doesn't feel like that big a deal, and it forces the characters to act completely irrationally.