The Replacement Killers
The Replacement Killers (1998)

In this Hong Kong action thriller, Chinese immigrant Lee used to be a professional killer. In order to protect his family, Lee is forced by gangster Wei to kill a police detective's seven-year-old son. Lee chooses to face Wei's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 6, 2001
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36%
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47%



Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The John Woo school of the ballet of bullets gets a full dose of Sam Peckinpah under the steady hand of director Antoine Fuqua's finely framed tale of revenge.

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Will serve as a suitable replacement when [Chow Yun Fat's] better films are already rented out for the weekend.

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Unfortunately, The Replacement Killers isn't a film by John Woo.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An unworthy vehicle for a great star like Chow Yun-fat.

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Style over substance all the way, but at least it's not boring.

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Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

One cannot accuse Killers of possessing a kernel of intelligence, but it's still a stylish action film.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Replacement Killers is not a very good film, but it is impossible to deny that it has a certain beauty.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

The most dispiriting thing about The Replacement Killers is that it proves Chow [Yun-Fat]'s charisma repressible.

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Frank Ochieng
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A fair action thriller is offered here but what a difference this movie would make from merely being fair to that of being a fist-full-of-frenzied fun. A mild recommendation at best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A blistering, stylish, explosive and undeniably cool groove of an action movie. Director, Antoine Fuqua does here what Director, John Woo has done delivering… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
This and that movie with Marky Mark just shows one thing clear: Hollywood has no idea how to pull out an action flick, or a crime drama, like HK.
xGary Xx
When a hired assassin fails to kill the young son of a detective for a ruthless drug runner, he and a hapless forger are hunted by his replacements. In this,… More
danny d
love me some mira
Dean !
A very cool stylized action film with plenty of shoot outs and a good cast. If you missed this it's well worth a watch.
Stuart Brooks
Excellent action/thriller - very underated