Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal)
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Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal)
SPL power duo Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen re-team for this raucous action film about a loose-cannon cop on the trail of three drug-dealing brothers. Jun (Yen) is the kind of cop who always gets his man, but may set a whole city block ablaze in the process. Though his superiors are constantly on his case, Jun knows how to get the job done and never hesitates to innovate in times of crisis. Archer (Lui Leung Wai), Tony (Collin Chou), and Tiger (Xing Yu) are three dope slingers who supply the product for much of the local drug trade, and Jun is determined to take them down at all costs. Assisting… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Insensible."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Not even a choice ass-whupping can make up for the plodding familiarity that precedes it."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"If you're a fan of Hong Kong police flicks, then you know that at any given moment, it seems like 50 percent of the force is deep undercover in the triads."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Those with a taste for bone-crushing martial arts executed with real skill and flair are not likely to find anything better on American screens for some time."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"There's nothing that I dislike about FLASH POINT, but I do wish it could be even more than it is"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Yen has developed a recent passion for mixed martial arts, and his more traditional punches and flying kicks are supplemented by some close-quarters Muay Thai kicks and even some jujitsu submission holds. Ultimate Fighting Championship fans will be happy."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Flash Point plays like the last hurrah of a criminal underclass facing the inevitable shrinking of its bottom line."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"I really wanted to see a fun mindless martial arts film. But the story is so familiar that it beoomes boring."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Considerably more importance is placed on the chops and the socks than the story, and yet the action sequences aren't terribly memorable."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"Donnie Yen is famous for combining martial arts traditions into his own unique fighting style and Collin Chou, who studied with Sammo Hung, is up to the task of holding his own."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Flash Point comes loaded with cliches and immediately starts blasting them in every direction."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Nothing more than a dumb action picture with delusions of Johnnie To-dom."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice
"It's all about the extensive climax, a gunfight turned mixed martial arts throwdown."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Catch this one in theatres while you have the chance. The breathless, breakneck action of Flash Point can only truly be appreciated 40 feet high."
‑ Diva Velez, TheDivaReview.com
"What we have here, from the chop-socky point of view, isn't a feature film; it's a YouTube video."
‑ Kurt Loder, MTV

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