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A high tech corporation is sent into turmoil when hackers demanding ransom break into their internal computer system with a powerful and apparently unstoppable virus. A mysterious, beautiful young woman who calls herself "Computer Angel" quickly saves the business. But when she requests a meeting with the company's shady CEO, he gets more than he bargained for. Lynn (Shu Qi of The Transporter) turns out to be a highly skilled assassin, who knocks off the CEO with the help of her rambunctious younger sister Sue (Zhao Wei of Shaolin Soccer). Sue uses a powerful computer program… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If stiletto-heeled heroines outfoxing legions of dunderheaded males are what you're looking for, seek no more."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Has moments of style and audacity, but the script is a shameless muddle and the shifts in tone -- from gooey romance to hard-driving, hyper-pop action -- give the impression that the movie was directed by six or seven people in alternating shift."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Contains some clever set-pieces, mostly involving a Cyrano-type communication between the sisters."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"could suck a tennis ball through a keyhole"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The action in So Close is so giddily relentless that it makes you realize how stodgy most American tough-guy movies are."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Luscious superstar Shu Qi and action expert Corey Yuen prove that Hong Kong movies can still deliver the goods Hollywood can't."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"Hong Kong's answer to Charlie's Angels has big guns, hot chicks and cool gadgets -- hooked into a junky killers-for-hire narrative so nonsensical it practically neutralizes any guilty-pleasure positives."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"Part of the feedback loop created when The Matrix, which co-opted Hong Kong filmmaking styles, began to influence Asian cinema itself."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"...wait'll you get to the movie's finale, which shamelessly cribs from Die Hard but adds kung fu chicks and samurai swords. Honestly, haven't you always hoped someone would do that?"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Hong Kong action delirium at its best"
‑ George Wu,
"Charlie's Angels only wish -- in some corner of their empty, overstimulated minds -- that they were as cool as the chicks in So Close."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"A brilliant example of the genre."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"spectacular girl on girl fights"
‑ Don Willmott,
"A movie that's notable not so much for actually being well made, but for being exactly what a large chunk of the audience lives for - explosions, fighting & girls in next to no clothes."
‑ Oz,
"So Close is executed with so much style and expertise that it's bound to end up a guilty-pleasure favorite."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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