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: June 1, 1998
DVD 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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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Despite a few unlikely plot developments, "The Corruptor" is compelling from start to finish

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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.

Christopher Brandon
TNT's Rough Cut

The Corruptor is as close as Hollywood's going to get to copying Hong Kong action style!

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.

E! Online

A dizzying mix of plot twists and noisy shootouts, but the real attraction here is the undeniable onscreen charisma of Hong Kong star Yun-Fat.

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Greg Oliver
Jam! Movies

A very enjoyable movie!

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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