The Touch (2002)

Michelle Yeoh stars in this sugary sweet family film directed by Peter Pau Tak-Hai, the Academy Award winning cinematographer. Pau's direction is strictly "by the numbers" with this low key martial arts fantasy that features Ms. Yeoh as a heroic circus performer.

The movie is visually superior. The cinematography is excellent, as you would expect. Everybody and everything looks really good. The expensive special effects and daring stunts, choreographed by Phillip Kwok Chun-Fung, are well done; some of them are actually kind of cool. The problem with The Touch is the writing. The characters are not interesting. It's all so plain, so vanilla. So what?

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