Both stars are in fine form.
Jason Statham exudes plenty of bad-ass cool in his role of FBI agent
John "Jack" Crawford, who (naturally) vows revenge when his partner is
murdered. Not only that, but the cold-hearted killer had the audacity
to murder the partners' wife and child as well. He believes a
mysterious independent operator known as "Rogue" (Jet Li) is the one
responsible, and for the next few years waits for the opportunity to
find the man and get his revenge.
Mostly, this is comfortably predictable, standard stuff. Of course, the
story, for the most part, is subservient to the action and the presence
of stars Statham and Li. (Nevertheless, it's still a pretty
entertaining story, and the double twist ending is worth waiting for.)
Slick, stylish (if a little too flashy, with too much of the choppy
editing common to many modern films), and amusing, it's got enough
explosions, gunfire, and bloody violence to please action fans. There's
not as much martial arts utilized as some viewers may be hoping for,
The story also involves the rehash of the idea behind "Yojimbo" and its
Spaghetti Western remake "Fistful of Dollars", because "Rogue" is
intent on playing two rival crime families against one another. John
Lone and Ryo Ishibashi are both good as the two warring kingpins, with
Devon Aoki cast as Ishibashis' loyal daughter and the always reliable
Luis Guzman and (if too briefly seen) Saul Rubinek providing solid
support. Terry Chen is likable as the ill- fated partner.
Even if it isn't really better than the average action / crime film,
it's still a respectably entertaining one. It begins well and keeps
things rather lively until its conclusion.
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i love it i give it 8.5 out of 10!!!.
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Great movie good action and a nice twist at the end.
tis a nice twist at the end.
A verry good and thrilling movie.
1-i had watched mission impossible four ghost protocol it was marvelous 2-Rambo four was good but not that as compared to First Blood Part 3 .
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jet li all time figher.
It's Mayhem, Pure-And-Simple
Hey, if you're interested in seeing a mostly-violent flick with a big
body count, gratuitous in nature half the time, and a lot of hostility,
anger, betrayal, a big twist near the end and tons of testosterone,
then this movie is for you. If you want a quiet, low-key thriller, skip
this one: this is somewhat brainless blood-and-guts, slice 'n dice. In
other words: know what you're going to get here.
We get many, many gunshots to head., long range to up-close-and
personal, swords into mouths and through back of head and through just
about any other body part, a car chase, motorcycle chases, a few bare
breasts and a bunch of attention-grabbing scenes of brutality, which
definitely outnumber the quieter scenes.
Jason Statham seems to be the new macho man of the day, playing this
kind of role in numerous films the past few years. Jet Li.....well, you
know him. Statham versus Li? Yes, but not really. The two are only in
the same scene twice, once for a couple of minutes of Jason giving
threats and Jet standing there passively, and then in the finale fight
scene. The latter, unlike most of these action films of today, is not
overdone and go on and on. It's just about the right length.
The best part of this ultra-violent movie dealing with rival Asian
gangs and FBI agent (s) in the middle in the BIG twist near the end of
the film. At least it makes this a little more than a brainless action
movie. I think it's kind of cool, although don't try to analyze it for
While a number of reviewers here weren't happy that the two big stars
weren't on the screen at the same time for long, my choice for
under-played actor is Luis Guzman, who is always very interesting but
didn't have many lines here. I'd like to have seen his part a lot
bigger, and I would have liked to see Statham tone it tone and sound a
little more intelligent in his role. In real life, FBI agents have a
lot more class.
Having said that, I still enjoyed the film because I knew in advance
what it was, that it wasn't Li's best effort nor Statham's but it
sufficed for a 100-minute diversion. I was looking for action...and I
got it! I also recommend this for those who have HDTV and a Blu-Ray
disc player. This is a very slick-looking film on Blu-Ray.
Just don't bring the kiddies or grandma into the living room to watch