Fulltime Killer Reviews
The thing to watch in this film is the action. It's done actually as a sort of acculmanation (sp?) of a bunch of styles making one think of older HK films and even the film Thriller, with it's slowing down of the action but it infact creates itself it's own style.
Andy Lau's character is also a cinephile and therefore allows for a sort of comment and self reflexivity to the film.
This is a great Hong Kong actioner in Chinese, Japanese, and English, is about two competing hit men, a quiet and shy professional named Ono (Takashi Sorimachi) and Lok Tok-Wah (Andy Lau), a reckless, flamboyant hit man. O has been considered the #1 assassin in the area, but Tok is more showy and even savors the attention and fear that he brings.
"In our business, you're bound to rub out someone you know."
Tok is getting tired of the crappy jobs and lower pay, that he gets while his rival, O gets more pay and easier hits, but his handlers don?t like the publicity that Tok brings with him. Interpol agent Albert Lee (Simon Yam) and his partner C7 (Teddy Lin) are after both of them.
O just wants to stay under the radar. He hires a shop girl named Chen (Kelly Lin) to clean out his apartment that he never lives at, just so he can watch her from the run-down apartment across the street where he really lives at.
Soon Tok discovers this girl and toys with her. It's hard to tell if Tok really loves this girl, or if he's just playing her to get at O.
Shot in Hong Kong, Manilla, Burma, Korea, Japan and Thai Land... this movie is beautifully shot and full of creative action scenes
And which other story features the game "Metal Slug"? fun stuff.