Sky On Fire (Chongtian huo)

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In this driving, non-stop action thriller, the chief security officer at a top-secret medical facility (Daniel Wu, Into the Badlands) finds himself caught in an explosive battle when a young thief and his accomplices steal a groundbreaking curative medicine. After discovering the true origins of the medicine, the officer must decide who he can trust to protect the cure from falling into the wrong hands, and prevent an all-out war from bringing the city to its knees.


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  • Ringo Lam returns to his roots with a rehash of elements from '80s Hong Kong action cinema.

    Dec 4, 2016 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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  • The worst kind of bad action movie: the kind that half-assedly purports to be uplifting, but is actually only convincing when it's about explosions, car chases, and amorally spectacular violence.

    Dec 2, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • This is a Hong Kong action picture in the classical mode, balancing mayhem with sentimentality, offering up bone-crunching and jaw-dropping set pieces, and pulling out all the stops ...

    Dec 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "Sky on Fire" is certainly an adrenaline dose, but hardly a remedy for the action blahs.

    Dec 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • From any random filmmaker, this movie would be barely worth mentioning. It's fine, it's mostly painless, it would immediately depart from the memory. But from Ringo Lam, it's a crushing disappointment.

    Jan 9, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • ... would seem to suggest a return to that style of action but this is bigger, more lavish, a mix of action movie and conspiracy thriller with CGI expanding his scope, and not always to the benefit of his strengths.

    Oct 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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