A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.
A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.
Ma Jun, a cop known for dispensing justice during arrests, teams with Hua Sheng, who's undercover, to try to bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before the mainland's takeover of Hong Kong. The eldest, Xian Wei Cha (called Zah), is arrested in an operation that exposes Sheng and almost gets him killed. His girlfriend, Qiu Di, who's been unaware of Sheng's profession, wants to see him quit. Jun pursues the gang tirelessly, sometimes ignoring police protocols. Zah's trial approaches, witnesses are in danger, and a showdown is inevitable. Written by
Due to the intensity and complexity of the sequence, both Donnie Yen and Collin Chou agreed that their fight sequence at the end of the film was the hardest shoot they had ever done in their respective careers See more »
Even though the movie takes place around 1997 there is a BMW X3 a visible and the X3 wasn't available before around 2004. See more »
I've been a fan of Donnie Yen for over twenty years now and had heard
that the fight action in Flashpoint was amongst his best work. I hadn't
heard wrong: the hard-hitting full-contact mixed martial arts scenes
are as awesome as they say.
It's a shame then that the plot for Flashpoint is so unremarkable, a
routine Hong Kong police dramacops vs triadswhich introduces lots of
indistinguishable characters in such quick succession that, for a
while, it's hard to work out precisely who is good and who is bad.
The dull plot trundles along, with the occasional brief spot of action
or brutality to spice things up, and it gradually becomes clearer who
is who: Archer Sin (Ray Lui), Tony (Collin Chou) and Tiger (Yu Xing)
are Korean brothers who run a smuggling operation, Sam is a gangster
who has ratted on his bosses, Wilson (Louis Koo) is a plucky young
undercover cop working with tough police inspector Jun Ma (Yen), and
Julie (Bingbing Fan) is Wilson's really hot girlfriend. So far so
The final third of the film, however, is a whole lot better. A
non-stop, blood-soaked, showdown between Ma and the bad guys, with
incredible gunplay and some of the most painful looking fight
choreography I have ever seen, it is everything I had hoped for and
more, leaving the viewer with a better impression of the film overall
than it probably really deserves. Hence my more than reasonable rating
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