I give the movie: 3.0/5
If you've read my review on the movie Revolutionary Road, you would've known that I kinda dislike depressing movies. Well,Overheard definitely isn't as tragic as that 1960s American drama, but this Hong Kong thriller does prove to be a tad heavy to deal with.
But that's not to say it is a bad movie. Written and produced by the people who brought you the excellent Infernal Affairs (disregarding part 2 and 3), this film tells the story of a team of undercover cops spying on a public-listed company whom the police suspect of dealing illegally in the stock market. As with all things involving large sums of money, greed and/or personal gain comes into the picture, and that's where the film begins its downward spiral into this dark tale of morality.
Apparent flaws are the slow pacing at the start of the movie, and the almost cruel way of treating our movie leads in the story. However, what's to be praised is the 3 charismatic dudes, each of them doing very well in portraying their characters and the inner-struggle that each of them face.FINAL SAY:
From my review above, you can guess that a 'happy ending' in this case might be slightly blurry, but the film does have it's plus points of a solid story and good acting. But what scares me the most is that all of these might actually be happening in real life.