The Corruptor 1998

The Corruptor

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This uninspiring cop thriller doesn't measure up to Chow Yun-Fat's Hong Kong work.

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Martial arts expert Detective Nick Chen (Chow Yun-Fat) teams up with his colleague Danny Wallace (Mark Wahlberg) to keep several gangs in New York City's Chinatown from annihilating each other. They must contend not only with the increasingly power-hungry gangsters, but also with the temptation of bribery and corruption as the bad guys divide and conquer the police forces. In what's beginning to seem like a losing battle, Chen and Wallace struggle to establish law and prevent more bloodshed.

Cast & Crew

Mark Wahlberg
Danny Wallace
Ric Young
Henry Lee
Brian Cox
Sean Wallace
Kim Chan
Benny Wong
Bill Carraro
Executive Producer
Terence Chang
Executive Producer
Jonathan Krauss
Co-Executive Producer
Jay Stern
Executive Producer
Oliver Stone
Executive Producer
Brian Witten
Co-Executive Producer
Memphis Bleek
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Critic Reviews for The Corruptor

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Audience Reviews for The Corruptor

  • Jan 04, 2013
    I really enjoy this film thanks to the depth of the characters. Usually an action film will firmly become an action film with little room for character. The emotion of each character doesn't feel forced and the corruption is simply a means to an end. The direction is quite down played especially the well created score of the film. The film really divided audiences who expected an all out action film and what was delivered was an interesting police drama. The film is criminally underrated and is basically a drama dressed in an action front to sell more tickets. This doesn't work and its a common studio issue of selling a movie to the wrong audience. Mark wahlberg continues to impress me with some down played characters. He couldn't follow in he's co stars spot light because the film would feel odd. The film was good and well acted but the issues were the bursts of action and over acting. This film should of done a lot better but was left out to dry thanks to the studio. Don't give this film the cold shoulder
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2007
    An explosive crime thriller. A gritty, stylish, gripping, unpredictable and unforgettable movie thrill-ride. Searing suspense and non-stop action fuel this outstanding and heart-pounding adrenaline-rush. An awesome movie. It's Serpico meets Hard-Boiled. Chow Yun-fat and Mark Wahlberg give powerful, emotionally complex and sensational performances. It's shocking, riveting and exhilarating all the way to it's devastating conclusion. This is James Foley's finest film. A full-throttle action-packed flick that delivers pure explosive energy
    Al S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2007
    Insipid and forgettable attempt to imitate Hong Kong cime flicks.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2007
    Superb action-thriller about life as a cop in the violent and merciless underbelly of New York's Chinatown. Not up to the standard of Chow Yun-Fat HK films, but a creditable cop thriller.
    Steven V Super Reviewer

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