This is a compilation of all feature films that have played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX from 2005 through…
They made it personal... He'll make them pay.
Detective Sergeant Ma Jun, known for dispensing his own brand of justice during arrests, teams up with an undercover cop, Wilson, to try and bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before mainland China's takeover of Hong Kong. Jun pursues the gang tirelessly, sometimes ignoring police protocols. A showdown is inevitable!
The poster for this one can be quite deceiving: This was nowhere nearly as dark as "Kill Zone S.P.L.". Martial arts dream team Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen bring us another cop thriller, this time more reminiscent of classic Hong Kong storylines.
Louis Koo plays a young undercover agent who gets caught up in the affairs of three criminal brothers that take it to far and threaten his family. Luckily his partner played by Donnie Yen is a certified badass.
Now I can't really pinpoint why I didn't enjoy the story that much, but I felt like I had seen the same thing at least 5 times. I even recall Jackie Chan and Chow-Yun _Fat playing that exact undercover role,…
"Flash Point" stars Donnie Yen as badass Detective Sergeant Ma Jun who teams up with the undercover cop Wilson played by Louis Koo to bring down a group of vietnamese smugglers.
"Flash Point" is a spiritual prequel to "Kill Zone S.P.L." and features a similar mix of crime thriller and martial arts film with great hand to hand combat choreographed by Donnie Yen. The story feels more cohesive to me than "Kill Zone S.P.L." because the dramatic parts work a lot better. It's not a very unique story but the pacing is great and "Flash Point" always stays engaging.
The supporting cast is pretty good with Collin Chou as ruthless vietnamese smuggler and the unbelievably gorgeous Fan Bingbing as Wilson's…
Yes, it has a very slow build up. It takes it's time setting everything in the right place, but once we hit the last 30 minutes, LOOK OUT because this becomes a mega bad-ass throw down.
I kept flashing back to Arnold's COMMANDO while watching this. It had that same feel and vibe of a great 80s action flick. One man on a mission. But hell once the fighting begins this makes COMMANDO look silly.
Once again I bow at Donnie Yen's feet and holler "I'm not WORTHY !!!"
Just bad-ass GOODNESS to the core.
Thank you Sir, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER !!!
I am a Donnie Yen junkie now !!
Flash Point's plot has been rehashed in hundreds of cop movies: Crime organization crosses the line; hell-bent cop seeks revenge. Had director Wilson Yip's reunion with star Donnie Yen justified its relentless violence more thoroughly, the film might have transcended its genre. These Vietnamese villains are just total dopes, and it's all about getting some mid-level crime boss out of jail time? Puh-lease.
And, just let me say this: scenes involving an exploding turkey and thrown 10-year-old girl probably seemed funnier on paper. But, of course, Yen is a visionary choreographer and magnetic leading man, sparing a poor script from mediocrity.
4★s because Flash Point provides one of the most entertaining hand to hand fight scenes in martial arts cinema.
It totally makes you forget the rather weak story :D
Not as much hand to hand combat as i expected. There were a few great fight scenes but it focused a lot on guns. Not what i like to see from Donnie Yen.
Donnie Yen hoisting a dude up bodily and throwing him into a bike rack, on loop forever.
I love cop dramas and Donnie Yen so this movie was basically made for me.
The plot isn't that interesting but the action on the other hand is interesting. The last 40 minutes are a blast.
On a side note: Never piss of Donnie Yen if he's a cop.
Martial arts performer Donnie Yen Ji-Dan and director Wilson Yip Wai-Shun team up to present bone-jarring cinematic experience. Blows to the bodies and heads of the participants resonate aurally and visually in a protracted film editing experiment that will cause you to winch and duck your head. This film was chosen for inclusion in the 2008 Film Comment Selects program that unspools at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Nice to see Teresa Ha Ping and Helena Law Lan in interesting supporting roles in such a macho environment. This movie was great to see on the big screen.
Man, they really blew their load right at the end in terms of action. Film was pretty lame besides that and Donnie Yen. The CGI girl being thrown though omg
First 45 minutes were boring as shit, and the second half wasn't much better. The very few fight scenes were really good though.
That's what I needed. This is such a nicely put together thriller and, of course, the action is amazing. Sometimes it's best to revisit a movie like this that I know does its job right.
Very action packed and exciting movie. Donnie Yen is fantastic. I have no idea why he has not hit it big in American movies. He reminds me a liitle of Bruce Lee.
Great Chinese action movie. Donnie Chen is great as usual,nice teaming with him and Koo. Not sure why Chen is not a bigger star. He has the moves.
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