Set in 1998 in the former Portuguese colony of Macao, this stylish thriller from Johnny To blends spaghetti Western conventions with Hong Kong-style bullet ballets in a story about the long reach of the mob. When two hit men appear at the house of a former colleague, they encounter two ex-associates who've been sent to kill &NFi;them&NFi_;. A shoot-out ensues -- and then the old pals sit down to dinner. Rest assured that's not the end of it.
Netflix Rating: 3.3
NYT Critics' Pick
"Exiled" is a tonic -- a film that delivers all the visceral satisfactions of a super-macho action picture (close-quarters gun battles; slow-motion "Wild Bunch"-style side-by-side struts) and unabashedly sentimental depictions of loyalty and tenderness as well as plot twists that are surprising, often bizarre, yet feel just right.
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