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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful:

Male fantasy kung-fu. Great fun!

8/10
Author: taxidriver_448 (jack@elginmedia.com) from london
16 February 2005

A word of warning: don't see this expecting intellectually challenging cinema. Naked Weapon is any man's wet dream- gorgeous female assassins go to exotic locations and take out high profile baddies (with mandatory sexy dancing before the kill).

The action might seem a bit tame for hardcore kung-fu fans (lots of wires and floaty camera moves disguise lack of fighting talent on the actors' parts), but for those of who just want to see some mindless violence, it does the job nicely. Unfortunately the plot has no direction (one set piece after another), and the dialogue is laughably bad. Thankfully, the cheesy lines are so bad they are actually quite entertaining, and blend in nicely with the whole B-movie feel of the film.

Far better than I expected- slick and escapist scenarios, high production values, and the action is great fun. I must however warn potential viewers that Daniel Wu is unspeakably bad as the earnest CIA guy on the tail of the killers- all he has to do is fill the audience in on the plot every now and again and get his ass kicked once. How hard can that be? Anyway, he messes that up nicely.

To conclude, Naked Weapon is the perfect film if you've been out drinking, come home at about 2.00 in the morning, and want to see a film where brain power is not expected from the audience. Two thumbs up!

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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful:

Hot Babes, Matrix-style fight scenes and an idiotic script

Author: Petros Rodakinias from Volos, Greece
16 July 2004

What can I say about this movie. It was recommended to me by a friend with a warning: don't take it seriously. And he was right. This is a very entertaining movie if you can get past some very serious flaws, like an extremely bad script and some lousy acting.

What was good about the film: The soundtrack was very good and supported the movie well. The overall story was rather good and interesting. The women were beautiful and sexy. The fight scenes were superb - a little over the top, but still nicely done. Besides, the concept "hot women using their bodies as weapons" is really cool.

What was bad about the film: The acting leaves a lot to be desired in many occasions. The script was lousy, sometimes even stupid. The love story was badly portrayed and it was a bit out of place.

To sum it up: This movie is not Oscar material, you won't be thinking about it afterwards and it's not going to be in your list of all time favourites. Still, it's an action packed, highly entertaining film that will provide for a pleasant evening. I give it 7 out of 10.

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

Dumb but fun action yarn

Author: MikeA from Isle of Man, British Isles
28 January 2003

Charlene (Maggie Q) is a young girl who finds herself imprisoned and trained to be an assassin, along with a group of other girls including Katt (An Ya) and the psychotic Jing (Jewel Lee). Six years later, these three girls are the only ones left alive to pass the grade, and are sent out into the outside world to become assassins, working under the control of the sinister Madame M.

What follows is a pretty much non-stop fight scene, big explosions, blood and death. It's totally cool in a way that western films try so hard but fail to be (mentioning no Ballistics). It doesn't even matter that a lot of the fighting is weak and/or doubled, the lead girls – for all their inexperience – look and move great. There's lots of wirework and plenty of camera trickery, but it gets away with it by being far more fun than it has any right to be. I loved it, and if you like girls with guns, looking cool and shooting people in slow motion, you will too.

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

Stylish and sexy, spine-ripping assassin action.

7/10
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England
5 January 2008

Naked Weapon, from prolific writer/producer Wong Jing and director Siu-Tung Ching, is one of the most preposterous films that I have seen in a long time. It is also one of the most consistently entertaining.

Madame M (Almen Wong) is the head of an organisation that provides sexy assassins for hire. When an operative is killed, she abducts a large number of pretty teenage girls (all of whom are adept at fighting) and takes them to a remote island where they are trained for six years to become ruthless killers (special move: sever the spine with finger tips and remove several vertebrae!).

At the end of their gruelling training, the girls are pitted against each other in duels to the death. The last three alive are then given the opportunity to work for Madame M in exchange for their eventual freedom.

Hong Kong hotties Maggie Q, Anya, and Jewel Lee play the film's ridiculously attractive final trio of killers, and fans of slick, sexy action should not be disappointed: director Siu-Tung Ching delivers loads of high-kicking martial arts action scenes (thoughtfully shot in slow motion so as to give male viewers even longer to ogle the stars' bodies as they perform all manner of acrobatic moves); there are gratuitous bloody gun fights in which the gals sport teensy outfits; and we even get a couple of steamy sex scenes (Maggie Q kindly gets 'em out for the lads!).

It is true that this is a dumb, trashy, sexist, and brutally violent movie—an exercise in style over content which lacks convincing acting and a decent plot. But who cares, when you've got stunning visuals, a touch of gore, crazy Matrix-style fight scenes, and, towards the end, quite a bit of audacious wire-work (at one point, Charlene ends up balanced on one leg atop a bad guy's head)? Certainly not me!

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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful:

Sexy women, brutal action, and a good story. It doesn't get any better.

Author: cameron_veil from Canada
22 March 2004

Babes killing with their bare hands after seducing a guy; what a great premise. I highly recommend this one to anyone that doesn't have an aversion to violence. And if you're worried that movie only offers sex, you're wrong. Actually, I think there are only a couple scenes that actually have nudity. What you get is to see very attractive women learn how to kill, practice killing, and then kill some more. Furthermore, the situations that are presented are especially memorable. The fights are also well done and they are just on the edge of believability. As for the story, this film was constantly surprising me-every time I thought I knew what would happen next, I was wrong! This movie has hot women, brutal violence and an unpredictable and engaging story. This is the best film I have seen this year.

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

Style over substance - but what style!

7/10
Author: sarastro7
2 April 2005

The plot of Naked Weapon is not too bad, but the way it is ultimately presented leaves a lot to be desired. The pacing is dreadful, scenes are arranged haphazardly, and far, far more could have been done with the interesting premise. Most of the dialogue is really terrible.

However, even with all the shortcomings of the script, the movie is saved by its stylism. The action is pretty good, and while the characters obviously don't actually hit each other, their moves and speed are absolutely incredible and breathtaking. The acting is pretty good, too.

All in all, a highly entertaining package filled with sexy girls kicking ass. It's not as good as So Close, though.

7 out of 10.

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Naked Weapon Delivers Pure Action Entertainment

7/10
Author: Desertman84 from United States
7 December 2011

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Naked Weapon is an action-thriller film directed by action choreographer Tony Ching.It stars starring Maggie Quigley better known as Maggie Q together with Anya Wu and Daniel Wu. The screenplay,written by prolific film producer Wong Jingapon,is similar in theme though unrelated to his earlier work Naked Killer. The film revolves around three female assassins who get close to their targets, primarily through seduction, before they kill them.

The story starts when countless little girls are growing up all over Asia, but it seems that those that are pretty and athletic could never escape the inescapable fate - they suddenly vanish without a trace. The culprit is Madame M,leader of an international assassin group. Ruthless and bright, she kidnaps and trains up young and gorgeous girls to be cold-blooded professional killers. The girls all possess the ultimate weapon: Their seductive bodies to lure men into bed, and strike when they are at their weakest. Girls from all over the world are dumped onto a remote training camp, including Charlene and Katt. Charlene is the apple of her mother's eye, and Katt is strong and independent. In this horrific Killers' Camp, there is only one rule: Survival of the fittest. An elimination system was adopted to make these girls kill one another, so only the creme de la creme remains. Among the toughest time, Charlene and Katt have developed a close relationship and watch one another's back. Bo realizes she has fallen in love with Charlene, and she will do anything to keep her from harm. Five years later, JACK (Daniel Wu), a CIA Commanding Officer, is close on the trail of Madame M. During a dragon boat race in Hong Kong, Jack encounters Charlene while she is at work. Charlene is about to strike, when she is shocked to see her long-lost mother Faye. Meanwhile, Madame M decides to join forces with Ruichi,leader of a Japanese terrorist group. He yearns for Charlene, and Madame M takes Faye and Katt as hostages to make Charlene compromised. For her mother and lover, Charlene returns to end this once and for all,engaging in a series of hair-raising battles. She will use her ultimate naked weapon on Madame M, and the next second would be in the hands of fate.CIA agent Jack Chan has stayed on the trail of the girls since their disappearance. When he finally catches up to Charlene, Jack is nearly done in by her alluring but deadly qualities.

The movie is pure action entertainment presenting sexy and hot women in an action movie.The fight scenes and action sequences were definitely its main feature as it tries more to please the viewer with the use of CGI to the point of looking implausible and unrealistic.Obviously,they were well-choreographed by director Tony Ching.With regards to the performances of the cast,obviously Maggie Q has great screen presence that one would not admire her for acting skills but rather with her characterization of a beautiful and sexy woman who has the ability to kill.Aside from that,the story will more into action although it tries too hard to have drama in terms of having the relationship of Charlene and her mother come into the picture or romance when the unexplained attraction and love story between Charlene and Jack comes also into place.But inspite of that,both plot devices were simply contrived as it never really can escape the fact that this is a an action film.The viewer should take this movie as it is and never bother to question its realism for its main purpose and objective is to entertain with the awe especially with fight sequences that are original and action scenes that are dramatic especially when hot female action stars like Maggie Q are involved.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Get Stupid - Kung Fu

5/10
Author: Bob-45 from Savannah, GA
22 December 2004

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Amateurishly written, directed and acted, "Naked Weapon" is still worth seeing for some pretty impressive one-on-one martial arts sequences, the two involving Maggie Q., especially. The females in this movie are uniformly strong and the males are either brutish or stupid. The movie contains some pretty repellent aspects as well.

WARNING: SPOILERS If you like movies where 13 year old girls are shot, women are drugged and raped and two are tortured to death, then NAKED WEAPON is for you.

Young girls with sports or martial arts skills are kidnapped and placed in a concentration camp on a remote island. Those who resist or try to escape are shot. Of the 40 who begin the training, only three are allowed to live. They are paid $1,000,000 per year to murder male targets. An inept Asian CIA agent tracks down one, Charlene (Maggie Q.) END OF SPOILERS The group fights are pretty bad, likely reflecting the minimal skills of many of the female participants. The scenes involving shooting are pretty bad, too. Many of the shooters don't appear to be too interested in their targets. There is one pretty impressive scene, however, involving a shoulder fired missile and a car.

If the more repellent aspects don't turn your stomach, you're likely to involve the one-on-one combat.

I give "Naked Weapon" a "5".

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Sexy women, brutal action, and a good story. It doesn't get any better.

Author: cameron_veil from Canada
22 March 2004

Babes killing with their bare hands after seducing a guy; what a great premise. I highly recommend this one to anyone that doesn't have an aversion to violence. And if you're worried that movie only offers sex, you're wrong. Actually, I think there are only a couple scenes that actually have nudity. What you get is to see very attractive women learn how to kill, practice killing, and then kill some more. Furthermore, the situations that are presented are especially memorable. The fights are also well done and they are just on the edge of believability. As for the story, this film was constantly surprising me-every time I thought I knew what would happen next, I was wrong! This movie has hot women, brutal violence and an unpredictable and engaging story. This is the best film I have seen this year.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Exploitation; Thy Name Is Wong Jing

7/10
Author: himboy32 (himboy32@yahoo.co.uk) from Newcastle, England
27 October 2005

Naked Weapon tells the story of Charlene, a young Eurasian girl who is taken from her family at a young age by the ominous Madam M and raised as an assassin, while training she meets Katherine, whom she develops a sisterly bond with, six years later they are dispatched into the real world to use their skills as Madam M sees fit.

Soon a police detective who has been searching for Charlene for ever since she disappeared but soon an mysterious figure who has a personal vendetta with Madam M and her syndicate appears and both Charlene and Katherine must use the skills they have learnt to defend themselves.

This movie began it's life as a follow up to Wong Jing's cult classic Naked Killer but as with most of Jing's projects, the finished product is different to what was originally conceived.

So I'll begin with the film's plot, it's your average Wong Jing affair, two dimensional characters and some bland dialogue backed by some uneven acting, this is essentially an action movie, so really there's little need to care for the characters or the situations they find themselves in. Though, there where a lot of films with plots similar to this made in the 1980's when the Hong Kong film industry was at it's peak in terms of quality and amount of releases.

The acting, like I said, is uneven, Daniel Wu and Anya are the only two which give notable performances, I would say the same for Maggie Q but unfortunately her performance dips into melodramatic a couple times, though her performance overall is very good. There's no denying both Maggie and Anya are two extremely beautiful women so if the plot doesn't grab you, the leading ladies' good looks will.

The directing is competent, Ching Siu-Tung, who also did the film's martial arts sequences, did a good job, his talents can also be seen on the Steven Seagel sleeper hit Belly Of The Beast. the visuals are very good, that sheer will of the directing alone gives this film a high recommendation. though there is one particular sequence which should have been cut down or at least completely removed but alas this is a Wong Jing produced film so what can you do?

The action scenes are brilliant, Ching did a great job making anybody who threw a punch or a kick look like martial arts machines, don't expect anything realistic, that's not his style, it's very over the top but for a movie such as Naked Weapon, it works.

So overall I highly recommend this to Hong Kong film fans as it recalls itself to the glory days of HK film in the 80's when films being released like this where the norm and not over-stuffed pop vehicles like the industry seems to more interested in now.

For you DVD junkies I recommend the Region 2 double disc platinum release, it's chock full of great extras.

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