Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Cast: Lau Ching Wan, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Zhang Jinchu, Alex Fong, Michael Wong
Before we paint Gene and Max as greedy, corrupt cops, the film sheds light into the lives of each cop and through these scenes, we empathise with these characters. Perhaps if we were in their shoes we would have done the same thing.
Of course, with the company backed by a dangerous businessman (Michael Wong), things get ugly for the trio and the predicament snowballs out of control. If there's one gripe with Overheard it's that it lacks a traditional climax. The tension picks up early in the film and it just stays there. But the top notch production values, smart script, witty dialogue (especially by Louis Koo's hilarious character) and the strong acting all around makes up for it.