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Contract Killer Reviews

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Super Reviewer
July 22, 2007
Despite not having too many creative fight scenes, it was a very easy watching film.

I liked the comic sidekick in this film the most.
deano
Super Reviewer
May 24, 2007
Pleasant balance of action, both standard issue and martial arts, and a fair amount of humour make this import worth a look.
kpn666
Super Reviewer
August 31, 2007
An atypical Jet Li movie, but backed up well by veterans Eric Tsang, noted for his comedy and Simon Yam, veteran action star who I believe is one of the underrated stars in the HK film industry.


Well, its a Jet Li action flick, excpect plenty of kick ass, and Jet Li is an okay actor, this still wasnt one of his best films, but still watchable. Its interesting enough, plot wise and better than most other action movies. Then again, noone watched HK action movies for the plot. XD

If you're a Jet Li fan, watch it.
Super Reviewer
June 7, 2011
Totally raw with a hint of humor. A highly protected elderly and ruthless businessman plots a ransom on the head of his masked assassin. A down and out "wannabe" hitman goes through changes with a conman to take on the assignment. In their adventure, not only do they find out who the hitman is, they eventually acquire the assistance of the police department, because the grandson of the ruthless businessman has an agenda of his own. Incredible fight scenes, (lousy stab at hip-hop soundtrack...LOL!...) good story line, for a martial arts epic..
Super Reviewer
October 4, 2008
This is great fun all the way, with fantastic fight scenes, a cool story and a wonderful final. All the characters are great, and i thought Keiji Sato was quite menacing as the main villain, plus Jet Li is simply amazing in this. The fight choreography is excellent, and the character development is quite good as well, plus Jet Li and Eric Tsang had great chemistry together. The plot is very well done and the ending is great. Simon Yam absolutely great in his role, had that great look of intensity on his face at all times, and was especially awesome in the final.
May 12, 2009
Once upon a time I rented this with a friend... and it was thoroughly entertaining. Sure it wasn't the best Jet Li movie around, but it was pretty good. Delivered us plenty of martial arts action without getting overwhelmed in artistic subplots like so many other films do. Pretty sweet end fight scene too.
½ July 10, 2007
Jet Li in an...action...comedy? Buh? Parts of it are funny and good though. It's enjoyable and I liked it. There's some gags and comments on HK action films I thought were good. =D
December 30, 2010
This is Jet Li's last good Action Movie before leaving to Hollywood. Jet's as well as Eric Tsang's and Simon Yam's Characters are really sympathic and multifaceted. The plot is well constructed and offers a few nice twists that add drama before resolving into the great showdown. Although the Movie is from 1998 it feels more like mid-nineties. This largely shows in how humor and action scenes are handled. Here Jet Li still feels like Jet Li. He's not always getting everything that's going on, but at the same time his character is quietly maintaining the aura of undefeatable superiority. Though this aura is consistent throughout the movie, from beginning to end, it doesn't lead to predictable scenes or make him boring. It also doesn't mean that he is not getting into trouble. This is definitely his "goodbye HK" movie. If you liked Bodyguard from Bejing and My Father is a Hero don't miss it.
February 3, 2014
Hitman est une redoutable comédie comme Hong Kong savait en sortie dans les années 90. Le film est toujours drôle, concis, Jet Li et Eric Tsang forment un duo exceptionnel dont l'alchimie fonctionne des leur première scène en commun, Simon Yam est un excellent second rôle... Le problème du film réside dans le fait que ses scènes d'action, aussi réussies qu'elles soient, ralentissent un peu le rythme. Étrange pour un film avec Jet Li.
½ August 1, 2013
A decent Jet Li movie.
March 13, 2013
Great Acting, Funny Scenes and a Fun Time.
March 10, 2013
Not Jets best work, but a good enough action movie
January 22, 2013
I didn't really care for this one. Sorry, Jet.
½ June 24, 2012
stylish yet trashy everything i expect from a good chop suey pic
March 10, 2012
Wouldn't say its the best of Jet Li's movies but Hitman is a good primer to his Hong Kong years. However its American re-edit Contract Killer is a horrible piece of crap. Jet Li is dubbed by a guy who makes him sound like an imbecile. And the hip hop soundtrack is bad, now the Black Mask Re-edit was a good re-edit because it featured some scenes that the HK version didn't and I could tolerate the soundtrack. Contract killer has none of that the soundtrack is bad the dubbing is bad, scenes are removed and nothing is special about it, it doesn't even have any actual extra scenes compared to the HK version. Now, its not the absolutely shitty treatment that Once upon a time in China got, which went from 2hrs and 14 minutes to and 1hr and 40mins. That is alot of f**king editing, what do studios think you can't sit through a 2 hr kung fu flick.
August 9, 2011
Simple and a bunch of fun actions.
½ May 27, 2010
CONTRACT KILLER (1998)
½ December 26, 2010
Decent! There were even some funny parts, what is normally typical for Jackie Chan movies.
Super Reviewer
June 7, 2011
Totally raw with a hint of humor. A highly protected elderly and ruthless businessman plots a ransom on the head of his masked assassin. A down and out "wannabe" hitman goes through changes with a conman to take on the assignment. In their adventure, not only do they find out who the hitman is, they eventually acquire the assistance of the police department, because the grandson of the ruthless businessman has an agenda of his own. Incredible fight scenes, (lousy stab at hip-hop soundtrack...LOL!...) good story line, for a martial arts epic..
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