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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves and elegant framing was refined with commercials and music videos show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 everything. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The plot is so thin that it's not really worth thinking about, but director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister have put so much effort into the feel and appearance of the movie that it held my attention. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

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

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    A counterfeit of a Woo movie, even though Woo himself co-produced it. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A plot so thin you could filter coffee through it. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This melodramatic action opera is a lurid love letter to the guns and poses aesthetic of Hong Kong action cinema. show more

  • 60
    Angie Errigo Empire

    It's just like a spectacularly excessive and melodramatically daft Cantonese crime opus, but in English, with a thumpingly trendy soundtrack. show more

  • 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 those of the film's executive producer, John Woo. show more

  • 40
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    To put it as kindly as possible, Fuqua is a well-intended tyro who wrongly assumes that his obvious love for action movies qualifies him to make them himself. show more

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