Louis Leterrier (2005)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Now, here's a weird one: martial arts star Jet Li plays a sort of human Rottweiler, who has been raised and kept caged like an animal, and is only unleashed when gangster Bob Hoskins needs him to do the one thing he knows - fight. Set in Glasgow (though you'd scarcely credit it from the accents), this has Li rediscovering his humanity, courtesy of the relationship he builds with blind piano tuner Morgan Freeman. As with most Li films, the best bits are the action ones: they're fast, brutal and with a feel of the real about them. Unlike most Li films, the in-between bits are quite good, too - odd, but interesting. While this will appeal mainly to his hardcore fans, there's some potential interest for a wider audience, and this is certainly Li's most interesting non-Hong Kong work to date.


A fighter kept in captivity from childhood and treated like an animal is forced by his gangster boss to take part in deadly gladiatorial combat. In time he manages to escape from his prison and find sanctuary in the home of a blind piano tuner and his daughter, who give him a chance to lead a more peaceful life. Action thriller, starring Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins and Kerry Condon. Including FYI Daily.

Cast & Crew

Danny Jet Li
Sam Morgan Freeman
Bart Bob Hoskins
Victoria Kerry Condon
Raffles Vincent Regan
Lefty Dylan Brown
Georgie Tamer Hassan
Wyeth Michael Jenn
Distinguished lady Phyllida Law
Maddy Carole Ann Wilson
Director Louis Leterrier
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: May be edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 19 Aug 2005


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