Doctor Mack

Doctor Mack ★★★★

Like Princess D, my other Hong Kong termite of the year, this is loose beyond all hope of rehabilitation, occasionally dull, and brimming with minor pleasures: a great introduction for Tony Leung; impromptu renditions of Amazing Grace; seduction by laserdisc collection. There’s a plot of some kind, a couple guns pop off, but everything is subservient to the communal vibe, the tempo set by a roundelay of lonely people who float in and out of Leung’s shabby practice, seeking more than just his medical care, and who Leung treats with great dignity and self-effacement.

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