Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal)
Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal) (2007)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 22, 2008
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68%



Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Flash Point features some nice mindless martial-arts action, but too much of the already thin story treads familiar ground.

John Anderson
Newsday

Insensible.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

Not even a choice ass-whupping can make up for the plodding familiarity that precedes it.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

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.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Flash Point plays like the last hurrah of a criminal underclass facing the inevitable shrinking of its bottom line.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

I really wanted to see a fun mindless martial arts film. But the story is so familiar that it beoomes boring.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Flash Point comes loaded with cliches and immediately starts blasting them in every direction.

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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice

Nothing more than a dumb action picture with delusions of Johnnie To-dom.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

It's all about the extensive climax, a gunfight turned mixed martial arts throwdown.


Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Superb HK action film with martial arts superstar Donnie Yen and it boasts some incredible action sequences with explosive hard hitting fight combinations.… More
JY Skacto
Donnie Yen has still got the moves. There is no doubt about that. You've probably heard some good things about the fights in this film and they are, more… More
danny d
a slight step up from kill zone for me as yip and yen come back together for another decent martial arts cop drama. the story was serviceable at best, but the… More
Caesar Mendez
It's been a while since I've seen Donnie Yen in the starring role of movie so I decided to watch one of his more recent efforts. While Donnie Yen once… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Like SPL, it could have been a lot better, seems they are just stretching a very simple story way more than they should. If you really can't write a story… More
Jason Tam
All 5 stars of this movie is accredited to the last action scene of the film. If I was to rate the film as a whole it'd be a lot less. You have to endure… More

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