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Director:  John Woo
Year Released:  2017
Rating:  1.0

Corporate attorney Du Qiu (Hanyu Zhang), who works for the wealthy (and expectedly corrupt) Tenjin Pharmaceuticals, wakes up one day with a dead woman in his bed - the police chase after him, but forward thinking detective Yamura (Masaharu Fukuyama) thinks he might be innocent. It's alarming as to how far Woo has fallen - once one of the darlings of international cinema back in the late 80's and 90's, he's now doing what can be considered a poor facsimile of his 'bullets and ballet' action films, missing the crisp choreography, smarter-than-you'd-expect plots and the confidence of Chow Yun-Fat, lighting bills on fire while chain-smoking and duel-wielding pistols (Chow always shot first and asked questions if he felt like it). The Jet Ski sequence is all right, but whoever designed the Human Experiment section should be slapped silly ... and the decision to use three languages (Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and English) hurts the ears.

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