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Movie review: Let’s Cheat Together

This hilarious dark comedy provides a highly satirical look at the twisted world of Taiwanese politics through a extramarital scandal

By Han Cheung  /  Staff Reporter

Everyone becomes a little bit of Sherlock Holmes throughout the film, as they use their observational skills (especially Sleuth, who’s secretly a mystery novel author) to try and uncover the truth — only to find that the truth is not what it appears to be and there’s a motive beneath every motive. It’s almost like what last year’s wildly successful The Bold, Beautiful and Corrupt (血觀音) would have been if it didn’t take itself seriously and drenched itself in modern pop culture.

While the storytelling, acting and suspense in Let’s Cheat Together does not come close to the multiple Golden Horse-winning The Bold, Beautiful and Corrupt, it’s still a strong showing that touches on similar themes in a much more light-hearted and family-friendly way.

Selected as the closing film for last month’s Golden Horse Film Festival, Let’s Cheat Together will probably win some of its own down the road.

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