Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal) (2007)

Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal)

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Critic Consensus: Flash Point features some nice mindless martial-arts action, but too much of the already thin story treads familiar ground.


Movie Info

SPL power duo Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen re-team for this raucous action film about a loose-cannon cop on the trail of three drug-dealing brothers. Jun (Yen) is the kind of cop who always gets his man, but may set a whole city block ablaze in the process. Though his superiors are constantly on his case, Jun knows how to get the job done and never hesitates to innovate in times of crisis. Archer (Lui Leung Wai), Tony (Collin Chou), and Tiger (Xing Yu) are three dope slingers who supply the product … More

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and brutal martial arts action)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Szeto Kam Yuen, Sze-to Kam-yun, Nicholl Tang
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 22, 2008
Box Office: $0.1M
Runtime:
Third Rail Releasing - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal)

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

Insensible.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
Newsday
Top Critic

Yen has developed a recent passion for mixed martial arts, and his more traditional punches and flying kicks are supplemented by some close-quarters Muay Thai kicks and even some jujitsu submission holds. Ultimate Fighting Championship fans will be happy.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Flash Point comes loaded with cliches and immediately starts blasting them in every direction.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

Not even a choice ass-whupping can make up for the plodding familiarity that precedes it.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Flash Point plays like the last hurrah of a criminal underclass facing the inevitable shrinking of its bottom line.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Nothing more than a dumb action picture with delusions of Johnnie To-dom.

Full Review… | March 11, 2008
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Dao huo xian (City Without Mercy) (Flash Point) (Fuse) (The Signal)

½

Superb HK action film with martial arts superstar Donnie Yen and it boasts some incredible action sequences with explosive hard hitting fight combinations. Mixing many styles, Yen has created some extraordinary fight scenes for this movie.
The camera-work is spot on and captures the intensity and struggle of the combat with the close up shots, whilst letting us see the incredible display of martial arts fighting with the longer shots.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

a slight step up from kill zone for me as yip and yen come back together for another decent martial arts cop drama. the story was serviceable at best, but the film was massively entertaining and the fight sequences were solid.

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

½

Like SPL, it could have been a lot better, seems they are just stretching a very simple story way more than they should. If you really can't write a story like Infernal Affairs then just don't try it, just go for the action.

That said, the final fight between Donnie and Collin should be the new standard that every figthing movie should follow from now on.

DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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