Blind Detective is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese romantic comedy and crime thriller film directed by Johnnie To and starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng.
The film was shown as part of the Shanghai International Film Festival.
Blind Detective(盲探)is a July 4, 2013 Movie directed by Johnnie To and produced by Johnnie To Hong Kong.
A blind man Andy Lau receives the aid of a female detective Sammi Cheng to solve a case.
Filming of Blind Detective began in the second half of 2011 in Hong Kong. In June 2012, filming halted after Sammi Cheng was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease before resuming filming in August 2012. The film held a worship ceremony on 3 September 2012.The music in the film was provided by Canadian television music composer Hal Foxton Beckett.
The film was selected to play as part of the Midnight selection at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. while it was be theatrically released on 4 July 2013 in Hong Kong and 11 July in China.
Film Business Asia gave the film a negative review of two out of ten, noting a poor script and describing it as "A rare example of a Johnnie To movie in which nothing seems to work, and even at a basic craft level is below the prolific Hong Kong director's usual standards".The Hollywood Reporter also gave the film a negative review, calling it a "punishingly overlong, overcooked confection. Stir in frequent helpings of larkish blind-man slapstick and what results is a misshapen and unsatisfying stew of different genres."Screen Daily also gave the film a negative review, stating that "Blind Detective is a decidedly minor offering from the director of The Mission and last year’s impressive mainland-set Drug Wars."
Andrew Chan of the Film Critics Circle of Australia writes, "As a love story, it works, but the film falls flat on the ground with a padded up detective story that will take more than a gallon of gold to convince. "
Blind Detective earned HK$15,653,089 at the Hong Kong box office.