Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1998. Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, WCG Entertainment Productions. Directed by Screenplay by Ken Sanzel. Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister. Produced by Bernie Brillstein, Brad Grey. Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Production Design by Naomi Shohan. Costume Design by Arianne Phillips. Film Editing by Jay Cassidy.
Yun-Fat Chow plays a hired assassin who fails his assignment when it requires him to murder a young boy. Now, his tough Chinatown mob boss is sending out replacements to do the job and take care of him, giving Chow two new, very difficult jobs to do. Mira Sorvino is excellent as a counterfeit ID-maker who ends up partnering up with him when her office is trashed by his colleagues in this so-so action film that offers lots of eye-candy without ever really having a strong plot. Debuting director Antoine Fuqua knows how to make everything look great, but his style is too obviously copied from John Woo (who produces) and never makes the film enough fun to watch. Still, it has its moments.