90's throwback served as a good star vehicle for Donnie Yen and a welcome return for Sammo Hung but neglected to tell much of a tale. The final two major fights, action directed by Donnie Yen, are quite impressive; the alley scene and the battle royale between Sammo and Yen.
Let's face it, you're here for DONNIEEE! Or maybe Sammo? Well I hope you didn't come for the story or character development because you will be solely disappointed. There is some great tension between the cast (Wu Jing makes a particularly good psychopath) but mainly it's meandering HK gangsters and police, discussing revenge plots until the next (outstanding) fight scene. Turn off brain, open beers & watch!
It's definitely worth watching for the final battle between Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung, but it suffers from a similar problem as "Flashpoint": inbetween all the great fight scenes, you're just kinda...waiting for all the great fight scenes. Very few post-handover Hong Kong films have been able to nail the drama and character development of vintage HK cinema, that kind that actually made you care about the story.