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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a high-gloss version of a Hong Kong action picture, made in America but observing the exuberance of a genre where surfaces are...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The plot is so thin that it's not really worth thinking about, but director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister have...
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60

Empire

By Angie Errigo
It's just like a spectacularly excessive and melodramatically daft Cantonese crime opus, but in English, with a thumpingly trendy...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This melodramatic action opera is a lurid love letter to the guns and poses aesthetic of Hong Kong action cinema.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story has more violence than brains, but Hong Kong action star Chow makes an interestingly moody impression in his first Hollywood role.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
A counterfeit of a Woo movie, even though Woo himself co-produced it.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves and elegant framing...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Between cycles of gunfights and glowering, Yun-Fat displays some of the dignity and suave good looks that account for his star status...
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50

Film Threat

Coolio videographer Antoine Fuqua frames Yun-Fat in slick style and his choreography of the slo-mo shoot-outs is worthy of comparison to...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
A plot so thin you could filter coffee through it.
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Rated R | For violence, profanity, adult situations