See that guy on left. That will be you if let somebody con you into watching this movie with fancy movie speak. Hou Hsaio-Hsien is a great filmmaker and you should see A City Of Sadness, A Time To Live And A Time To Die, and the first third of Three Times, but this is film is boring!!! Don’t listen to people when they say you have be on your toes to see the dark crime stuff that goes on in what seems to be a serious of banal events. That’s somebody desperately trying to get you to see what Hou probably intended, but failed to accomplish with this film. I am not going to justify this movie with a plot summary. Just avoid it.