This is one of the inspirational
The plot has been well-planned to focus on three cops (Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Daniel Wu) who get involved in a case of corruption cover-up. Louis Koo and Daniel Wu happened to get a little stock info when bugging a dodgy listed company. Due to their current condition of dying more money for their family and marriage respectively, they have finally persuaded Lau Ching Wan so as not to expose their corruptive act. Indeed, he is the one who helped both of them resolving the successive incidents before all three of them realize that they have been driven deeply into a no return fault. The moral of the story is that it doesn't pay to live a lie, even a little one for just one time, because you will have to lie again to keep things fine.
The movie pace is just fine as one might smile at the happy scenes at times before tears down on cheek seeing the miseries happened on the three main actors next. It is nail-biting in the process to find out what they have to encounter at last. A round of applause should go to the overall cast lineup, especially Lau Ching Wan and Louis Koo. It is definitely nothing much to critic on the once again matured performance given out by Lau Ching Wan. He is really an acting freak. I wouldn’t resist but to praise Louis Koo’s performance as he has played his role so well that almost blow my heart away. Bravo!
“Overheard” is easily one of my favourites in 2009. It has leaved a great impact without much violence and fancy technologies or actions. Its somber tone has actually made me trapped in a tension mood in a few days after watching how desires of human beings can lead to a night-mare. Don’t miss it if you are a fan of detective story.