1.5: This was very, very strange. Most of the film is an almost exact recreation of the Hollywood version, except with different characters and far more beautiful women. However, there are certain scenes that are added and others that are removed. The explicit sex scenes are nowhere to be seen, as is the scene in which the invisible office girl is readying to attempt suicide. So, despite China's attempt to embrace Hollywood, there are still taboo areas. They've added scenes involving Andy Lau/Mel Gibson's characters father as well, which speaks volumes about the role of family and the patriarch in Chinese society. On the whole the film is moderately entertaining, but a bit of a disappointment. I can't think of other Chinese adaptations of American films at the moment, but I was hoping for something better. I guess adaptations of earlier films are inferior whether going from America to China or vice versa (for the most part at least as there are arguably a few exceptions). Andy Lau was adequate here, while Gong Li was stunning as always. I picked this up on Blu-Ray during my recent trip to Hong Kong.