Special ID
Special ID (2014)

Donnie Yen is Zilong "Dragon" Chen, an undercover cop deep inside China's most ruthless crime syndicate. The boss, Xiong (Collin Chou, Jet Li's FEARLESS, THE MATRIX trilogy) swears to find every traitor and make him or her… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 7, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Tallerico

It's impossible to deny that what "Special ID" does well it does extremely well.

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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice

Insanely dangerous stunts? Check. Obnoxious evil baddie? Check. Intricately choreographed fight sequences that are the film's raison d'Ítre? Check, check, check.

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Nick Schager
The Dissolve

[T]he story is a hopeless mess that from the outset seems to be missing key exposition that might help fill in some of its many gaps.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

There's little suspense to speak of but plenty of roundhouse kicks to keep you shocked and awed.

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Chris Sawin

With tender moments coming off like they were ripped straight from the Lifetime network, and nearly every action scene featuring enough wire work to look ridiculous, Special ID is a huge step back for the extremely talented Donnie Yen.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Hard-core action movies like this, with difficult physical stunts and limited special effects, are hard to find these days. Fans should not miss the chance to see the ageless Donnie Yen.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

You know there's something wrong with a martial arts movie when the only character worth caring about is the hero's mother.

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Jay Stone

They don't match the eye-popping athleticism of The Raid 2. In fact, some of it seems kind of stodgy.

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Wes Greene
Slant Magazine

The audience becomes conditioned to expect the action a few moves before the film makes them, which quickly renders the story tedious.

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JY Skacto
Clarence Fok's <i>Special ID</i> lacks anything special.<p>With only 95 minutes of screen time to showcase, the story, while complete,… More
Caesar Mendez
Much in the same reign as Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat and Jet Li, Donnie Yen action roles are arguably his most popular. Although when compare to the previous… More