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
Like SPL, it could have been a lot better, seems they are just stretching a very simple story way more than they should. If you really can't write a story like Infernal Affairs then just don't try it, just go for the action. That said, the final fight between Donnie and Collin should be the new standard that every figthing movie should follow from now on.
- DragonEyeMorrison, Thursday, February 5, 2009
Donnie Yen has still got the moves. There is no doubt about that. You've probably heard some good things about the fights in this film and they are, more than likely, true.The story is average, but for a movie like this it is more than satisfactory. Where the story really lacks is depth, unlike Sha Po Lang as another Donnie Yen film example. The main characters Donnie Yen and Louis Koo, and villains for that matter, could use some more buildup and background. The story also moves at a quick pace, which keeps the film from becoming boring. Yet, this film runs at only about 80 minutes and has some room for extension. In actuality the story runs for only the first hour before switching to action mode for the final 20 minutes.As I just mentioned the action comes in at the end with a few small teases throughout. The wait is absolutely worth it though. With great martial artists in Donnie Yen and Collin Chou you know something big is in store for the finale. It is big. Gun play and martial arts brawls. What makes the fights even better is the fact that the film makes you want Donnie Yen to actually kick the crap out of the villains. So when he finally does, it is even more satisfying.Probably one of the weaker parts of this film is the acting. It is mediocre at best with Louis Koo, not surprisingly, giving the best performance. With that said, the acting is probably the last thing to care about when deciding to watch this.If you are looking for a great action flick to fill your night, then definitely check this one out. You will not be disappointed with Donnie in this one.
- skactopus, Monday, October 8, 2007
Lukewarm HK actioneer ...Donnie Yen is a strong fighter but a weak actor. Louis Koo can act fine, but he is not the 'star' and has a more limited role. This movie comes off as FLAT, lacking real tension and drama. It also suffers from uneven pacing and a thin plotline that was short on suspense and fireworks until the final fight sequence. The climactic showdown is spectacular hand to hand combat, but its a case of too little too late. This is another example of weak storytelling that does not burn any indelible images into the viewer's mind...fairly mild on the entertainment scale.
- alanjayh, Tuesday, February 10, 2009