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.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Bracingly chilly!

Tom Keogh

A half-hearted photograph of the real thing.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

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

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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz

It's rote baloney, trotting out every dead-stupid cop-movie cliche in the book and doing it colorlessly.

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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Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript

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

New York Post

An enjoyable ride!

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Visceral. Textural. Interesting.

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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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
Brendan Nicholls
I really enjoy this film thanks to the depth of the characters. Usually an action film will firmly become an action film with little room for character. The… More