Time and Tide (2000) 720p

Movie Poster
Time and Tide (2000) - Movie Poster
Action | Crime
Frame Rate:
Run Time:
113 min
IMDB Rating:
6.9 / 10 
Add Date:

Directors: Hark Tsui [Director] ,

Movie Description:


  • Time and Tide (2000) - Movie Scene 1
  • Time and Tide (2000) - Movie Scene 2
  • Time and Tide (2000) - Movie Scene 1

Related Movies:

  • Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993)

    Read More »

    The Demonic Toys are back, so policewoman Judith Grey seeks the help of 12 inch tall Dollman and his 12 inch tall girlfriend, Nurse Ginger. The Toys hole up in an evil deserted toy factory and it's up to Dollman to keep the Toys from summoning the powers of darkness to the Earth. —Dave Smith

  • Mount Adams (2021)

    Read More »

    A team of UFO investigators find themselves fighting for survival as alien monsters hunt them on the slopes of Mount Adams.

  • After Effect (2012)

    Read More »

    When college students sign up for what seems a simple paid research study, they soon realize their lives are in danger. Unfortunately they've unknowingly volunteered their bodies as human collateral in an ongoing U.S. Military experiment.


Tide and Time

This Hong Kong action thriller is centred on Tyler, a young man who dreams of life on a South American beach. In the opening scenes he has a night of drunken passion with a woman, Ah Jo, who turns out to be a police officer... and a lesbian! This results in her pregnancy but she wants nothing to do with him. To make money he joins an unlicensed group of bodyguards. He also befriends Jack, a young man with a pregnant wife. Things hot up when a group of South American mercenaries turn up; Jack, or Juan they call him, once worked for them and they now want him to kill his father in law. Instead he turns on the mercenaries and it isn't long before they are after him; Tyler also gets caught up in the action.

My plot summary might be a bit confused but to be honest so was I much of the time while watching... strangely this barely matters as the film is chock from of great action sequences. There are numerous fights, shootouts and explosions... we even get a woman shooting at a bad guy while giving birth! I've not seen that in Hollywood movie. Director Tsui Hark does a great job keeping the action very kinetic. The cast is pretty solid; they certainly excelled in the action sequences but also seemed good in the non-action scenes. There are a couple of scenes where fairly obvious CGI is used but they are brief and don't detract from the film. Overall I'd say this won't be for everybody but if you are a fan of Hong Kong action in a modern setting then I'd definitely recommend it.

These comments are based on watching the film in Cantonese with English subtitles.

Muy Hark!

A testament to what Tsui Hark is capable of. Of course for some that might not be enough, but people would wish he would make movies like that in Hollywood ... or every so often when he goes back to HK from time to time!

With a strong cast (including Nicolas Tse, Anthony Wong etc.) for a story that is thin, but supports the action in a good way. We don't have to discuss the action scenes here, either you like the way they shoot them in HK or you're more a Hollywood kind of guy (although if you're the latter, than you shouldn't watch this movie) ... Although this movie can not be compared to his classics, it's a shame that since Time & Tide Hark, has not delivered another movie that could match (or be better than) this one ...

Okay film marred by Hark's trademarks

Tsui Hark is a great cinematographer. As a director, though, his movies tend to suffer from two things - jerkiness and confusion. The latter usually stems from the former, that is, scenes often lack any sort of transition, but are put together too abruptly. So it can be hard to figure out just what the heck is going on, nor does it let the plot sink in. He tends to focus more on visuals than trying to convey a coherent story.

Time & Tide definitely suffers from his trademark style. It's often tricky to follow just what is happening. That said, there is a very good movie in here, although the main character, the young punk bodyguard, is not particularly likable.

The action scenes are quite unique, especially the fight in the tenement apartment building. I don't think I've seen anything like that.

On the down side, some of the movie, the parts trying to fill out the lives of the 2 main heroes and their pregnant women was sort of a snoozer and something of a cheap way to make the characters more interesting.
Read More Reviews