The Replacement Killers (1998)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  

USA, 1998.  , , .  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

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.  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.

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