A very good movie by Ringo Lam. As always, a very dark and violent film, with tragic themes, and great action scenes as well. Made during darker times (last months before the Hong Kong retocession in 1997) than his previous films, this Ringo Lam's film is much more darker, and 100% serious (different from the more optimistic City on Fire, with the charismatic Chow Yun Fat). But, the quality of themovie (as well of the scenario) is a little bit lower than his previous masterpieces (Full Contact and City on Fire), so I put only 4 stars. I recommand to all Ringo Lam's fans, but I don't recommand this movie for kids and sensitive people.