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: February 6, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews's ultimately impossible not to wonder what Chow, making his English-language debut here, was thinking when he signed up for the project.

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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.

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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Cole Smithey

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

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

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Carlo Cavagna

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

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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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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Fuqua...obviously knows a good thing when he sees one and lets Chow dominate The Replacement Killers so thoroughly that the movie's liabilities...slide by relatively painlessly.

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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 King
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