Despite the title, which makes it sound like some magic-infused wuxia epic, FOX HUNTER is in fact a girls 'n' guns Hong Kong cop thriller of the type which filled cinemas in the 1990s. This one's a particularly low budget and low rent example of the genre, but it just about gets by on goodwill alone. Jade Cheung is the upstanding policewoman who finds herself the subject of a vendetta by a cruel cop-killing bad guy and the scene is set for many dramatic showdowns between the pair.
Any fan of this particular genre will know what to expect from the material. There's plenty of action, all of it heavily stylised and overly dramatic, not to mention over directed, with lots of violence meted out to both the guilty and the innocent. Cheung herself comes in for plenty of abuse which can be quite hard-hitting at times. There's also adequate suspense and storytelling, although the cheapness of the production stops this from being one of the best of its type. Rongguang Yu plays in support as Cheung's weary senior at the station.
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