Flash Point

Flash Point

Wilson Yip (2007)

83min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A Hong Kong cop pulls out all the stops to take down the crime empire of three Vietnamese brothers in this sloppy vehicle for martial arts star Donnie Yen. He plays Inspector Ma, one of those dedicated detectives who gets the job done by leaving a pile of corpses in his wake. What little attention Ma pays to the letter of the law is completely disregarded when the sibling baddies cripple his undercover partner (Louis Koo) and then focus on wiping out all the witnesses to their crimes. Directors John Woo and Johnnie To handle these kind of cops v gangster tales effortlessly, but in the hands of Yip Wai Shun (Ip Man) it never really convinces - the scene involving a bomb in a chicken being more funny than suspenseful. The grappling fighting style that Yen adopts is also less than gripping to watch, with all his various locks and holds simply wasting valuable scuffle time. It's not totally without merit, with the decent production values and fight scenes in a lift and a street café worthy of mention, but the all-action finale fails to redeem it, and even resorts to some shamelessly speeded-up fisticuff exchanges.

Summary

Uncompromising Hong Kong cop Inspector Ma fights to bring down a trio of drug smuggling Vietnamese brothers, while a fellow officer goes undercover in their organisation. While one of the criminals is arrested, the others swear vengeance and plan to kill the mole before he can testify, but they reckons without Ma's interference. Action thriller, starring Donnie Yen and Louis Koo. In Mandarian, Cantonese and English.

Cast & Crew

Inspector Ma Donnie Yen
Wilson Louis Koo
Tony Collin Chou
Archer Ray Lui
Judy Bingbing Fan
Tiger Xing Yu
Inspector Wong Kent Cheng
Madam Lau Xu Qing
Director Wilson Yip
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Other Information

Language: Cantonese +subtitles Colour Guidance: Contains violence. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay

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