While a somewhat minor entry in Johnnie To’s prolific canon of work, there is no denying this lighthearted tale of pickpockets has become something of a fan favourite. The cast of Milky Way stalwarts, including Simon Yam, Gordon Lam and Lo Hoi Pang do great work, as does Kelly Lin as a mysterious beauty who swoops into the lives of a gang of close-knit professional pickpockets. Jazz infused and wearing its Melvillian influences on its sleeve, Sparrow is a delightful little film.