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Mystery Files
Year: 1996
Director: Tony Leung Hung-Wah, Wong Ching-Wah, Cheung Ka-Chun

Andy Hui Chi-On, Vivian Lai Shui-Yan, Ada Choi Siu-Fun, Edmond Leung Hon-Man, Angie Cheung Wai-Yi, Wong Hei, Gallen Law Ka-Leung

The Skinny: Amusing time-killer which amounts to little more than a passable series of mysteries. This would probably work better as a television show.
by Kozo:
     This middling flick features a trio of mysteries. Andy Hui stars as Yat, who's apparently Hong Kong's Generation X answer to Sherlock Holmes. In the first two stories, he competes with Mainland cop Edmond Leung to crack two cases which amount to your standard murders and cuckolded spouses. Aiding him is cute idol singer Vivian Lai. For the final case, Yat boards a cruise ship and runs into the sexy Ada Choi, a model who may or may not be a killer. As Sherlock Holmes probably would have done, Yat solves the crime instead of hitting on the girl.
     Overall, this an amusing and at times clever film, but only as passing entertainment. At the very least, the stories try to explain everything away in fun Columbo-esque sequences where Andy Hui drones on and on about who did it and why. Whether or not this grabs you probably depends on how much you like Andy Hui and cast, as the mysteries are not unique or disturbing enough to rate anything more than minor interest. Directed by three directors, which usually spells doom. (Kozo 1996)
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