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Fulltime Killer Reviews

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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
Full of visual and verbal references to action and noir favorites, but burdened by a knotty story line and existential dialogue about fateful coincidences, it has trouble locating its own emotional core.
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Peter Kenis
Rolling Stone
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 6, 2003
So what is the point? Lovingly choreographed bloodshed taking place in a pristine movie neverland, basically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
June 5, 2003
Manages to be original, even though it rips off many of its ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
April 2, 2003
There's a fine chemistry of contrasts between Lau's exuberance and the quiet, slow-burning intensity Takashi Sorimachi brings to his role.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2003
There's undeniable enjoyment to be had from films crammed with movie references, but the fun wears thin -- then out -- when there's nothing else happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Henry Sheehan
L.A. Weekly
March 27, 2003
For those who like their Hong Kong movies to come at them straight from the shoulder ... Fulltime Killer fulfills all the conventions of raw Cantonese gun opera.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 22, 2003
The tale of Tok (Andy Lau), a sleek sociopath on the trail of O (Takashi Sorimachi), the most legendary of Asian hitmen, is too scattershot to take hold.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 21, 2003
As in most Hong Kong thrillers, it's the visuals -- love those boldly choreographed shootouts! -- and moments of absurdity that count.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
March 20, 2003
This picture is murder by numbers, and as easy to be bored by as your ABC's, despite a few whopping shootouts.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
March 18, 2003
There's plenty to enjoy -- in no small part thanks to Lau.