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The Replacement Killers Reviews

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Super Reviewer
June 9, 2008
A blistering, stylish, explosive and undeniably cool groove of an action movie. Director, Antoine Fuqua does here what Director, John Woo has done delivering plenty of excitement and energy. A hard-boiled action-thriller fueled with amazing gun-battles and a riveting performance by Chow Yun-Fat. An unforgettable adrenaline-rush from start to finish. An unstoppable and wickedly entertaining action-packed flick that delivers the goods.
Super Reviewer
February 10, 2007
When a hired assassin fails to kill the young son of a detective for a ruthless drug runner, he and a hapless forger are hunted by his replacements. In this, Chow Yun Fat's Hollywood debut, he revisits his familiar assassin with honour character in a fairly standard action thriller. There's very little imagination or originality on display; the script does little more than contrive ways to keep our hero and the girl together while extras in bad suits with machine guns chase them around. Having said that, there's very little actually WRONG with it either. Chow is as charismatic as ever, Mira Sorvino is knuckle-bitingly cute and the set pieces are reasonably well handled. It avoids schmaltz and lame love scenes and at less than 90 minutes is wise enough to not outstay its welcome. Brainless yes, but the charisma of its star raises it (slightly) above the bog standard and its far from the worse US debut an Asian action star has had to endure.
Super Reviewer
½ January 8, 2007
A very cool stylized action film with plenty of shoot outs and a good cast. If you missed this it's well worth a watch.
Super Reviewer
½ May 21, 2007
This and that movie with Marky Mark just shows one thing clear: Hollywood has no idea how to pull out an action flick, or a crime drama, like HK.
Super Reviewer
January 22, 2007
love me some mira
Super Reviewer
January 9, 2007
Excellent action/thriller - very underated
Super Reviewer
November 26, 2006
I remember it being pretty weak.
Super Reviewer
½ September 3, 2006
Cool explosive action in Chow Yun-Fat's debut Hollywood movie.
Super Reviewer
½ June 30, 2006
Superbly entertaining with a great story - very rare flick! The gun action scenes r amazing!
Chow Yun Fat is John Lee, the contract killer with a conscience - and when he refuses to carry out his last task, he then becomes a target himself. Mira Sorvino is the master forger, creating false identites for the right price. When she becomes involved with John's troubles, they both realise that they must listen to their conscience, and rather than run, they must stay and fight.
A clear cut action thriller well above most action movies. This is highly enjoyable - the introductory scene begins with an explosion of violence! :-)
Super Reviewer
April 4, 2008
Cool explosive action in Chow Yun-Fat's debut Hollywood movie. Mira Sorvino did much better role in this movie. Good acting, likeable characters and good imagining.
Super Reviewer
½ February 22, 2015
Fuqua was doing his best possible imitation of John Woo here, but all it did was invite comparisons to much better action films.
Super Reviewer
½ September 16, 2011
After his mob leader's son is killed by a police officer in a shootout, the leader sends Chow Yun-Fat on a mission to kill the cop's 7 year-old son in retaliation, eye-for-an-eye. But as the boy appears in the hands of his father seen by Fat through the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, Fat bulks at killing the boy. His bosses are none too pleased at his change of heart and send in "replacement" assassins, (one of whom is played by none other than Danny Trejo) to kill Fat as well as his family over in China. With the help of master forger Mira Sorvino who is convincing in her strong female role, quite capable of taking care of herself but forced by circumstances to ally with Lee, he must get back into China to face his nemesis.

Chow Yun-Fat is as excellent as ever in this movie, playing his 'killer with a conscience' role once again with his usual style and talent so if you love the sound of machine guns, and Chow Yun-Fat then this, is the movie for you. I also loved the music in the background and the scenes in the temple.
Super Reviewer
½ June 5, 2011
Not the best Chow Yun-Fat film by any means, but an overall entertaining action flick.
Super Reviewer
½ July 25, 2008
decent for those who crave their john woo fix..sorvino and fat provide palatable chemistry and some fine shoot-outs...satisfying conclusion
Super Reviewer
September 6, 2006
"I'll need papuhs." "Foged Doc U Ments."
½ February 25, 2015
A stylish and well directed, but fairly empty piece of escapist action. It's not all that interesting, but it's very entertaining when it wants to be.
½ July 14, 2014
Antoine Fuqua's attempt at a John Woo style film. While it certainly has style, it also lacks focus and is poorly written.
July 16, 2013
The film suffers from a depletion of energy and charisma resonating from the story and from the characters involved.
January 11, 2013
Lots of action, not a whole lot of plot to get in the way of the action...pretty much the ideal way this movie should be.
August 31, 2012
John Woo action from Antoine Fuqua of music video fame. This was his directorial debut and he killed it with this one.
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