Romeo Must Die

Romeo Must Die

Andrzej Bartkowiak (2000)

109min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Jet Li takes his first starring role in a US movie here, playing an ex-cop convict who flees to America to avenge the death of his brother and gets entangled in a Mob war. During his investigation, he continually mixes with the daughter (played by singer Aaliyah) of the rival gang's head thug, yet the film-makers are too cowardly to take the interracial relationship beyond mere friendliness. Even for an American movie, the martial arts sequences are very badly choreographed, and there is far more hip-hop music and lingo than either plot or action. Fortunately, Anthony Anderson provides some welcome comic relief as a dim-witted henchman.

Summary

A former cop becomes dangerously close to the daughter of the gangster boss behind his brother's murder, and as they lead the hunt for the killer, the pair get caught up in a mob war between rival American and Chinese factions - with deadly consequences. Martial arts thriller, starring Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Delroy Lindo and Russell Wong.

Cast & Crew

Han Sing Jet Li
Trish O'Day Aaliyah
Mac Isaiah Washington
Isaak O'Day Delroy Lindo
Kai Russell Wong
Silk DMX
Maurice Anthony Anderson
Ch'u Sing Henry O
Director Andrzej Bartkowiak
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for language and nudity.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 13 Oct 2000
Drama