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The Fifth Commandment (2008)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  22 August 2008 (USA)
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In Bangkok, an assassin who turns down a job that hits too close to home finds himself targeted by the elite members of his profession.

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In Bangkok, an assassin who turns down a job that hits too close to home finds himself targeted by the elite members of his profession.

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Rick Yune originally wanted Vic Armstrong to direct, but it couldn't be done due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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When Angel pulls the gun on Chance, Chance tells her the safety is on. Angel states that the gun she is holding is a Walther P22, and that is has no safety. In reality a Walther P22 has an ambidextrous safety which can be engaged/disengaged from either side of the gun. See more »

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Not Bad, Get It On DVD
20 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Fifth Commandment (TFC) is the real deal. The action is fierce. The tension is explosive. The camera work is dazzling. This highly stylized exploration of ass whoop reminds us of A Better Tomorrow, one of the earliest John Woo films. That one wasn't perfect either, but it is in that imperfection, in that grit, that the beauty of it lies, and through that movie both John Woo and Chow Yun Fat were recognized internationally. The characters in TFC are hilarious in a comic book sort of way. This slam bam thank you ma'am action smack down is a fitting tribute to the great low budget martial arts films of the seventies and eighties. The litmus test for this movie is: did you enjoy Ong Bak? If you did, this isn't quite as good but you do not want to miss this bad ass whack fest. The Fifth Commandment is not quite The Killer or Hard Boiled, but, come one, what movie is. In its own right, this is a heavy duty no holds barred celebration of violence as a choreographed art form. Of course the plot is thin! It's not supposed to be Scent of A Woman, for crying out loud. An assassin hired to kill a Jennifer Lopez look alike doesn't take the job because it would involve killing his own brother so the people who hired him are now out to get him. Duh. Transporter 3, which has a similar plot, is a joke compared to this one. Kill Bill was only making fun of movies like TFC. Too bad it doesn't have a better ending. The last half hour drags on and ruins the entire experience.


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