A movie that feels like a schizophrenic trying to figure out it's identity, The Drummer suffers from the fact that it can't seem to decide whether it's a movie about self-discovery or if it's a gangster movie. Each genre on it's own would have made for an interesting movie, but when you have both elements elbowing each other for screen time, each transition abruptly brings the viewer out of viewing experience and thus suffer. In truth, this movie should have gotten a lower score for the unbelievable and inconceivable personal transformation of the main character (played by Jaycee Chan), if not for the stellar performances of the so called Zen Drummers within this film. The beats of the drums make for a powerful pulse that just seems to get the viewer just within the moment of each beat. Too bad it had things like plot to get in the way of it.