Black Mask
Black Mask (1997)

Martial arts star Jet Li donned a black hat and mask to portray a comic book superhero in this pulp action tale that gets the full-blown Hong Kong treatment from choreographer Yuen Wo Ping, who later designed the fight scenes for The Matrix… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: November 30, 1999
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stylish setting and masterfully choreographed fight scenes, but the story is low on credibility and high on excessive violence and gore.

Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Poorly lit, crooked camera angles (that didn't match one shot from the next) make the film nearly unwatchable.

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Scott Weinberg

You could watch it on mute and still be blown away by the action bits.

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

it's paced well, Jet kicks a lot of bootie, it has romance, betrayal and a sense of humor.

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Clint Morris

Jet Li is freakin' unstoppable!

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Weak plot, no logic, and bad dubbing to boot. But "Black Mask" has one of the highest energy quotients you'll find in any action thriller around.

Widgett Walls

The action sequences, hyperkinetic almost to a fault, make you forget they're saying really cheesy things that you hope were mistranslated.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

They needed to think this one through a little more before commiting it to film.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

"Black Mask" (Hak hap) is an all-out non-stop Hong Kong action film that is better than most films of the martial arts genre.

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Michael Dequina

Nicely gets the job done as either a showcase for Jet Li's athletic talents or an undemanding blast of action and mayhem.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
The storyline may not always be sterling in a Jet Li movie, but one thing you can say for sure: Once Jet Li starts rocking in his purist martial arts action,… More
Dean McKenna
Jet Li turns in a great performance as the lead and his martial arts and abilities are amazing.
Conner Rainwater
This is such a weird movie and I've seen my fair share of weird movies before. Maybe it's the combination of stylized action, gore, british dubbing… More
Khris N
Cool!!! - despite the drab story and settings - the action rocks!
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Cheesy fun, just avoid the sequel.
Steven Vincent Gee
A fun comic bookish action flick, Jet Li turns in a great performance as the lead and his martial arts and abilities are amazing. Great action scene.