The Corruptor
The Corruptor (1998)

Nick Chen (Chow Yun-Fat) was the first Chinese-born immigrant in the NYPD, and is now one of the force's most decorated officers. As such, he's been named leader of the city's Asian Gang Unit, who are the primary peacekeepers in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This uninspiring cop thriller doesn't measure up to Chow Yun-Fat's Hong Kong work.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Hard Boiled, directed by the master of the genre, director John Woo, is a cult favorite. The Corruptor isn't in that league.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

A memo to Chow Yun-Fat: Get back to Hong Kong on the double!

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David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The Corruptor, despite good actors and a richly waxed enamel of style, is corrupt. The worm of old cliché twists in the dirty story.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Visceral. Textural. Interesting.

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Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript

The bad messages this film sends out clearly outweigh the positive ones.

Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A familiar landscape of cops, hookers, drugs, gambling and gunplay.

Chicago Tribune

It surprises by taking us inside Chinatown, where we discover just how sinister and elaborate the relationships between the police and the businessmen can be.

David Luty
Film Journal International

Half-hearted dishonesty, which the film barely attempts to conceal, turns out to be The Corruptor's true corruption.

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Matt Diehl

The Corruptor proudly endorses every Asian stereotype in the book!

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
An explosive crime thriller. A gritty, stylish, gripping, unpredictable and unforgettable movie thrill-ride. Searing suspense and non-stop action fuel this… More
Dean McKenna
Superb action-thriller about life as a cop in the violent and merciless underbelly of New York's Chinatown. Chow Yun-Fat and Mark Wahlberg are cool in the… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Insipid and forgettable attempt to imitate Hong Kong cime flicks.
Khris N
Alright cop/gangster thriller with tones of loyalty and yin/yang - For Chow Yun and Marky Mark fans only.
xGary Xx
Another of Chow Yun Fat's decent but unspectacular early forays into Hollywood, it has a nice gritty feel and an interesting culture clash backdrop. Not up… More
Steven Vincent Gee
Superb action-thriller about life as a cop in the violent and merciless underbelly of New York's Chinatown. Not up to the standard of Chow Yun-Fat HK… More