From its evocative title to its gritty filming to its gutsy plot, this sizzling crime thriller struck a chord with international audiences. The robberies, ambushes, double-crosses, and murders multiply as a hitman, a robber gang, and two obsessed cops clash with increasing deadliness and danger.
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In general, I think fans of Hong Kong cinema are going to enjoy watching this, but might find themselves not remembering it much. That may be because it tries to break from the comedy and absurdity of the Hong Kong tradition but doesn't really replace those elements with much. It's got cool factor though, and there will be some people who are going to be passionate about this movie.