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When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war. Written by
The film was originally developed as a remake of M (1931). See more »
In the scene right after Fait was arrested and sitting on the bumper of the ambulance and the truck pulls up with the trailer pulling the four wheelers and dirt bikes, you see the guys getting out of the truck right away and you can see that the four wheeler in the back and the 2 dirt bikes are strapped down, but the front four wheeler is not strapped down. See more »
Guns & Roses
Written by Heavy D (as Dwight Myers), Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter) and John McCrea
Performed by Jay-Z featuring Lenny Kravitz
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, L.L.C. and The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Lenny Kravitz appears Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Contains samples from "Arco Arena"
Performed by Cake
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
Forget Thinking and the Viewer May Have a Good Time With This Action Movie
After a well succeeded heist of many jewels, including some black diamonds, Fait (DMX) is chased by special Taiwan agent Su (Jet Li) and by the Taiwan criminal Ling (Marl Dacascos). They both wants the black diamonds back, having opposite intentions. Meanwhile, the stones are stolen from Fait by the Afro-American criminal Jump Chambers (Chi McBride). Ling kidnaps Fait's nine years old daughter Vanessa trying to exchange the diamonds for her. Fait and Su join forces to fight against both gangs. This movie is one of those which the viewer shall not think about the flaws in the story. The attractions are the action scenes, with explosions, fights, car chases etc. The problem is the humor is missing in this film: Jet Li is not funny like, for example, Jackie Chan and the same happens with DMX, when comparing for example, with Chris Rock. Therefore, the movie becomes `too serious' for its proposal. In `Cradle 2 The Grave', Tom Arnold is the funniest character. `Lethal Weapon' and `Rush Hour' are good example of successful action movies. Anyway, fans of this genre will probably like this film. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): `Contra o Tempo' (Against the Time')
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