Flash Point (well Go)
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Rotten: I really wanted to see a fun mindless martial arts film. But the story is so familiar that it beoomes boring.
- Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Those with a taste for bone-crushing martial arts executed with real skill and flair are not likely to find anything better on American screens for some time.
- Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: Not even a choice ass-whupping can make up for the plodding familiarity that precedes it.
- David Fear, Time Out New York, Friday, March 14, 2008
Superb HK action film with martial arts superstar Donnie Yen and it boasts some incredible action sequences with explosive hard hitting fight combinations. Mixing many styles, Yen has created some extraordinary fight scenes for this movie. The camera-work is spot on and captures the intensity and struggle of the combat with the close up shots, whilst letting us see the incredible display of martial arts fighting with the longer shots.
- deano, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
a slight step up from kill zone for me as yip and yen come back together for another decent martial arts cop drama. the story was serviceable at best, but the film was massively entertaining and the fight sequences were solid.
- sanjurosamurai, Monday, January 31, 2011
It's been a while since I've seen Donnie Yen in the starring role of movie so I decided to watch one of his more recent efforts. While Donnie Yen once again delivers some great action scenes, the movie story prevents is from being great. Flash Point is about an agent battling against three brothers of a powerful Vietnamese gang. Alright the story for the movie is poorly done. It lacks depth, character development, and pacing as most of the action is in the last thirty minutes and everything in between is a largely forgettable story. Of course story wasn't the main focus of the movie, it main focus was in the action. As for the violence allot of effort when into them and they're pretty awesome. This movie has one of the best climax for a Martial Art movie, unfortunately you have to endure the lack of a good story. I won't deny that both Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen make a good team when it comes to violence, drama on the other hand is a big miss here. Donnie Yen proves he's bad ass, but also proves he's not able to act when he's not punching. Wilson Yip has an eye for action, but he doesn't put in the same effort for telling a story. Flash Point is a Martial Art movie with great violence, but lacks depth in a story to make it great. If you're looking for a great Martial Art violence watch this, but skip to the violence as it's the only part worth watching.
- juliomendez19941, Friday, April 13, 2012