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  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A flashy homage to a dozen better movies, this self-conscious Hong Kong action flick is so packed with visual thrills, you may not notice that there's absolutely nothing beneath its impressively slick surface. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The story won't win any prizes for coherence, but that doesn't much matter. As in most Hong Kong thrillers, it's the visuals - love those boldly choreographed shootouts! -- and moments of absurdity that count. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Filmed with panache, wit, chic amorality, and an inexhaustible supply of Micro Uzi ammunition, ''Killer'' nevertheless represents a baroque dead end for the Hong Kong action genre. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story matters less than the style, full of swooping camera movements, rapid-fire editing, and color-drenched displays of violence the Hong Kong school is famous for. show more

  • 80
    Eric Campos Film Threat

    Exciting, but not completely original. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The film is filled with the kind of choreographed carnage that became synonymous with Hong Kong action during the genre's heyday, but there's an elegiac self-consciousness to it all that acknowledges that while the best is behind us, there's still something to be said about its passing. show more

  • 50
    Tim Merrill Film Threat

    On the whole this is pretty standard shoot-‘em-up fare. Bang, crash, boom -- yawn. show more

  • 83
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Underworld opera of the bravura kind, this is driven, like most Hong Kong action, more by emotion than logic. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Too scattershot to take hold. show more

  • 80
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    In keeping with Hong Kong's style-as-substance tradition, Fulltime Killers is beyond reproach. show more

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