Golden Job is a 2018 Hong Kong action film directed by Chin Ka-lok and starring Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, and Jerry Lamb. The film is a nostalgic throwback to the action movies of the 1990s, with its intense action sequences, shooting, and car chases.
Nostalgic Throwback to the 1990s Hong Kong Cinema
Golden Job is a loving homage to the action movies of the 1990s, a time when Hong Kong cinema was at its peak. The film features all the hallmarks of classic Hong Kong action movies, from the intense action sequences to the stylish cinematography.
One of the things that makes Golden Job so special is its cast. The film reunites the four stars of the Young and Dangerous film series, Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, and Jerry Lamb. These four actors have incredible chemistry together, and they bring their A-game to Golden Job.
The film follows a group of former mercenaries who reunite to plan an epic heist. The target is a truckload of medicine held by a foreign intelligence agency. However, when they find the truck is actually filled with stolen gold, they realize they’ve been double-crossed.
The main characters in Golden Job are:
- Mark (Ekin Cheng): The leader of the group of mercenaries.
- Frank (Jordan Chan): Mark’s best friend and right-hand man.
- Ko (Michael Tse): A skilled fighter and explosives expert.
- Chicken (Jerry Lamb): A young and inexperienced mercenary.
Filmmaking and Production Aspects
Golden Job was directed by Chin Ka-lok, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Felix Chong. The film was shot on location in Taiwan, Japan, Hungary, Montenegro, Beijing, and Inner Mongolia.
The film’s cinematography is by Cheng Siu-keung, who has worked on many other Hong Kong action films, including The Killer, Hard Boiled, and Police Story. The film’s editing is by William Chang Suk-ping, who has also worked on many other Hong Kong action films, including Infernal Affairs, The Departed, and The Raid 2.
Reception and Critical Response
Golden Job was released in Hong Kong on September 20, 2018. The film was a commercial success, grossing over HK$100 million at the box office.
Critical reception for Golden Job was positive. The film was praised for its action sequences, cinematography, and performances. The film holds a 7.2/10 rating on IMDb and a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Golden Job is a nostalgic throwback to the action movies of the 1990s. The film features all the hallmarks of classic Hong Kong action movies, from the intense action sequences to the stylish cinematography. The film also features an excellent cast, led by Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, and Jerry Lamb. If you’re a fan of Hong Kong action movies, then you’ll definitely want to check out Golden Job.
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